CREATIVE WRITING Dear Abi 

#DearAbi This Is How A Heart is Broken

Dear Abi, Hope you’ve been well and started the year on a positive note. I’ve struggled to pen this missive over the past few days, attributing that to either the complexity of the subject or the difficulty I currently face trying to write of late – known in some quarters as writer’s block. Self-expression through words , written or spoken, has always come easy to me but with each passing day it’s been hard for me to pen down my thoughts. Still, I try. Someone recently asked me if I’ve…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

I: Solitude

We strive to devoid our lives of silence to avoid listening to our own thoughts ignorant to the fact that one can never be at peace without peace within. It is written “Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to JUDGE. If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void. But…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Only the Sun

  Only the sun sees the tears trapped behind her eyes reads the emotions in her voice knows the story told in between the smiles and laughter.   You will never see her break assume that she is strong place all your burdens on her shoulders all your fears at her feet. You will forget to blow the blisters on her hands gently cleanse the sores on her feet, rub her back and tell her you’re thankful.   9 months become a year a year becomes half a decade you’re…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Music from the heart

What would you do, if given the choice between constant beautiful music in your ears or the melodic sound of your heart beat? How do you know you’re alive? Is it the rhythm of your heart, that sound you’ve heard since you came on to this earth? or do you feel alive when your bones won’t keep still, your mind is lost in the poetry of the lyrics and your body is a slave to the rhythm of the music ringing in your ears? What do you want to dance…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Whispers from my Father

His figure is etched onto my retina, haunting my dreams as I close my eyes in the darkest corners with my fears he rests in peace the jailer to my demons, the warden of my mental prison the lighthouse that guides me to shore.   He whispers like sand devils to a lost desert wanderer a thousand words painting memories on canvas, tears falling down my cheeks as if to quench my thirst from the heat of this Hades I now reside. He has been gone so long I feel…

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CREATIVE WRITING PROSE 

Saturdays with my Father

I Unlike most boys my age, Saturday was not a day for adventure, games or television. As I set out from school on Friday afternoon, I did not look forward to a few days without reading. There was no time for kati, rounder or cha baba na cha mama. Saturdays were the days I spent unraveling the mystery that was my father. II I never knew much about my old man. In the dead of night, as I prepared to fight monsters and demons in my sleep, I would hear…

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CREATIVE WRITING Dear Abi 

#DearAbi Make My Heart a Home

Dear Abi, I’ve been struggling to write this letter, over the past week, as the words don’t seem to make it from my heart to the screen anymore. It’s like every time I sit down to write, a dark fog clouds the clarity of my thoughts and whatever’s written doesn’t convey the truth of what I really want to say. Music seems to be my only escape of late. Long hours are spent browsing the internet for songs, both familiar and new. The rest of the time is spent jamming…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Will you kiss me?

When the moon hangs over the night sky and stars glitter its visage, will you sit next to me hold my hand as we listen to crickets chipping and try to discern planes from shooting stars.   Will you kiss me when the church bell rings and the priest blesses our union in front of God, friends and family.   Will you grab a hold of my hand as I lead you to the dance floor pull you close into my arms and sway along to thinking out loud.  …

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