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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