It’s a new era,

Drums roll,

Curtains follow,

No more type writers;

They are in the gutters.

No more desktops;

In the queue are laptops.

We have I –pads;

We have note pads.

But after the I -pads what  next?

We will use the wind to send a text!

Just like blowing a kiss!

We will have E everything

E love making, by proxy

Kids come out of a printer

E- Chatting,

WATS app is already the thing

E- Dating,

That needs no explanation

The heart has been manufactured

Let’s wait for the soul!!

Oh innovation, what stone haven’t u unturned!

I look on the other side, my Samsung galaxy stops.

I rush to Metroplex,

I hear 3D movies!

The bullet is on my face, I scream!

Every one laughs at me

I bow down in shame.

I go at Workers house

The doors open themselves for me.

Oh how I wish they were the doors to eternity!

The door to marriage,

The doors to motherhood,

The doors to the billionaire club,

The doors to everlasting life!!!

It’s called innovation

Oh now I know

It’s written all over the wall!!!

Clemence Taremwa is the third winner of the BN Poetry Award for 2013. This poem, Innovation, was lively and musical. The theme for the 2013 award was Innovation. Clemence wins a fully sponsored trip to the Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi alongside cash prize of 200 US Dollars. She also wins autographed  copies of  poetry collections by prolific African poets, autographed copies of Diaries of a Dead African, by Chuma Nwokolo, Jr. , autographed copies of Song of Paradise by Justice Ogoola and autographed copies of Tropical Fish by Doreen Baingana.

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