Written by Lynn Muriuki

Icons of banality,

My approach to the scene of those who adore simplicity,

To find an end to means; finality,

Banality; their ultimate authority.


The Lord doesn’t handle some of it, he says nothing is too much for him, nothing

Notice he taught us how to pray, not to fray,

It’s enough that we think as a boatful we are alright,

As the captain’s heart be a beating, he who holds their safety, anti- banality.


Shredded wisdom, chest thumping for thoughtless actions,

Almost makes the cock want to crow when the rains starts,

To get the mental clock ticking, but then maybe it’s operating on dead batteries,

Ordinary, boring, with nothing interesting or important; Planet Banal.


All journeys begin with a step, all steps with impulse,

All journey’s with a thought, all impulses with a motive,

So where is the motive behind banality? What is the thought?

What is the impulse in this journey, when will you step?


They shook off the dust off their feet at the houses of the unwelcoming, Planet Banal shook off their wisdom in a quest for conformity,

Probable is simple, Wonderful was farfetched,

A dream too high was seen folly; staying awake all night to damn a dream you think utopia,

Fading from nothing, farfetched seemed possible to others.


Craving for the night, to catch a glimpse of the dream,

Folly thought turns you to jolly,

Banality you wrap and throw outside the window, to fly with the wind,

To fly with the wind, with the dead banal life,

The eviction of banality, in its place, unlimited success.


Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards- Vernon Sanders.

You’re like a tea bag, not worth much until you’ve been through hot water.

If you are only looking out for yourself, look out! – Wesley Hubert.

The only reason pride lifts you up is to let you down.

When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package – John Ruskin.

The way to the throne room is through the servant’s quarters.

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for him than for a fool. – Proverbs 26:12

One who is in love with himself should get a divorce.


Author: Faith Oneya

Lover of the written and spoken word.

3 thoughts on “Poem:Banality”

  1. am totally in love with this poem. it communicates and everyone can identify with it. this is a clear case of talent. way to go Lynn..


  2. This is one of those poems that you keep going back to…like a bowl of a really great meal…you eat to your fill,lean back….put it in the fridge…then warm it up for supper…or you wake up in the morning to heat it up again and have it for breakfast…

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