It’s a new era,
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
WATS app is already the thing
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 Home Floats in the Distance / ZUHAUSE TREIBT IN DER FERNE, Dr. Susan Kiguli’s second poetry collection which is also bi-lingual, 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.