The Barber

by Martin Mburu

They walk in, hairs of different colours, different strands, different lengths,
different textures and different races carried on heads of different sizes and shapes. 
They come with the same need.
They have the same image.
I serve them with joy, hoping they will see my real Master.
I always attempt non hair-raising chatter.
As the hairs fall off,
I ask the Master;
The one who numbers them, 
To shave the soul. 
The heads leave lighter but heavy with joy and a new style of fruitfulness. 

Martin Peter Mburu Waweru is a born-again Christian who loves writing, storytelling, blogging and talking about Jesus. He lives with his family in Nairobi, Kenya. Martin has a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, a Masters in English and linguistics and a Bachelor’s in education. He has over 15 years’ experience teaching English, linguistics and writing at the university.

He has published several textbooks for use in Kenyan schools. He has self-published two Christian stories: Mama’s Boardroom and The Last Sermon, which are on Amazon. Currently, he writes Christian fiction and coaches and trains Christian creatives.

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