Do Not Envy Me, Follow The King.

by Tabitha N. Munyoki

Do not envy me; life snatched the blanket of innocence
 
Much too early
 
Stunted the growth of a little girl, inflicting wounds
 
To a supple soul
 
Do not envy me; I have been underwater much too long
 
Gasping and reaching for air; asphyxiated
 
Losing parts, fixated on history
 
Bleeding complex soul wounds
 
Do not envy me; deceived by an imaginary stench
 
And the need for squeaky clean
 
In search of approval
 
Eating the devils lies
 
 
 
Follow the King; He shielded me with His feathers
 
And in His time,
 
Restored to me the years
 
The consuming locust had eaten
 
Follow the king; I have dwelt in the shelter of the Most high
 
Being made new, a son
 
Under his wings I have found refuge
 
And healing of soul
 
Follow the king; transformed by the renewal of  mind
 
And the acceptance of grace
 
In search of His forgiveness
 
Set free by the King

Dr. Tabitha N. Munyoki is a registered medical doctor currently working with Centre of Excellence HIV Management (COEHM) as a PMTCT lead in Kenyatta National Hospital-Kenya. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health in the same institution. She is a Christian, a mental health advocate, bibliophile, and a budding poet.

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