The Body

by Martin Mburu

Eyes saw and spoke.
Nose smelled and spoke.
Ears heard and spoke.
Tongue tasted and spoke.
Hands touched and spoke.
Heart felt and spoke.
They argued.
Each went to confirm.
Each came back confident.
Each came back triumphant.
Each had more proof.
Each now had stubborn convictions.
They fought and went apart.
They prayed.
Eyes prayed for nose, ears, tongue, hands, and heart to see like an eye.
Nose prayed for eyes, ears, tongue, hands, and heart to smell like a nose.
Ears prayed for eyes, nose, tongue, hands, and heart to hear like an ear.
Tongue prayed for eyes, nose, ears, hands, and heart to taste like a tongue.
Hands prayed for eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and heart to touch like a hand.
Heart prayed for eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and hands to feel like a heart.
He spoke, “You are mine, you are in me, remain in me.”

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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