Congratulations are in order for you and your team for a year well spent for you have inspired the growth of creativity in young people in terms of poetry and short stories by providing a platform for them to share their work and ideas with the rest of the world.

Wamathai has not only shown us that it is possible to make a difference, he has also shown us that successes is mind set and if we observe and reflect and commit ourselves to giving our best
we will surely come out on top.

And to usher in another 365 days journey in style I dedicate this piece entitled “The Blank Page” also titled a writer’s poem to you and all the writers who submit their work to wamathai for I know from experience writing something on paper is never easy and collectively they have kept alive and to say the truth wamathai is where the good stuff is.

The Blank Page (A Writer’s Poem)

You’re my knight in shining amour
As when am with you I feel safe
And can utter anything without you complaining
When your white surface reflects upon my face I feel calmed
As I know you will never leave me
Or tell a soul what I bestow unto you

As your lines run across so
does my mind wander deep into it’s subconscious
Thinking of ways to beautify you
But being always faithful you never argue
Yesterday I used black today I’ve used blue
And tomorrow am thinking of red
You never cease to amaze me as you look good in all colours
As my pen glides onto your surface
A pattern forms with each stroke of the pen
Creating a master piece in its own way

© edward gichuho