CREATIVE WRITING PROSE VERSE 

Timshel

And death is at your doorstep And it will steal your innocence But it will not steal your substance A few weeks into our first year in campus, Brian’s body was found hanging lifeless on a tree outside our hostel in the wee hours of the morning. Death had crept in during the night and left us with more questions than we had answers to. It’s a sad tragedy that majority of us stop living long before we die. We try to find fault in the music yet we are the…

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Where is the honey? by @judyannetM

I run on coffee. Steaming hot. Black. Bitter. Snacking my way through life One too many cookies here Bountiful servings of fries here Bars of chocolate there more coffee. You sit me down “Honey, you need to eat You know food? The real kind.” I know. I will do better. But what do I really mean I don’t want you telling me about my shitty eating habits. I want you to leave. Instead we sit here in my kitchen You on the white sinking table Me on the floor leaning…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Something in the way

Long hot showers wash away the pain, old memories and countless hours of feet dancing in the rain. You’re lying on the floor, counting the pieces left behind, hoping you didn’t give too much of yourself that there’s nothing left to look at in the mirror. The sun does not smile at you anymore its light harsh on your eyes, your true self now hidden behind the curtains to the windows of your soul. There’s no more magic in the smell of the rain getting to first base with the…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

The Last Train Home

You’re alive but not really living. As the noose grows tight enough To make you feel like dying, but Loose enough to make sure you live. The world seems to move fast before you Leaving you, like a stranger in a foreign train station, Unsure of which train to take you home. So you sit there. Watch the strange faces of those you knew before Familiar faces of those who knew you before. A happier self. Unrecognizable from who you are now. You breathe in deep Giving life to the…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Black and Blue

Did the stars that once lit up your eyes fade away like like love hearts drawn on the shores of the ocean you now wish you could drown in and for once have something – someone – accept you in all its depth. Is your love not only blind but deaf to the words whispered from the other side, like Adele we must have called a thousand times send birds to sing outside your window at dawn and crickets to serenade you back to sleep so you can dream of…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Let us Pray

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. Let us pray Oh God of all creation Bless this our land and nation Justice be our shield and defender May we dwell in unity, Peace and liberty Plenty be found within our borders. Let us pray For peace so the dead may rest unmarked graves and names forgotten.   Let us pray That the pain will not define us the cries will turn to laughter songs, dance and kumbaya.   Let…

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CREATIVE WRITING PROSE 

Things we lost to the fire

It was by chance that he came upon her blog. He wasn’t looking for it but subconsciously there was always the curiosity to know what Kerubo was thinking. They say the eyes are windows to the soul but in this digital age one’s online space gives their eyes a run for their money. It had been two or so years since Luke last spoke to Kebs, his nickname for the girl who was his best friend at the time. It was funny to him how the best of friends could be the…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

A Poem Untitled #Kenya #Politics

Rain drops of water, showers away the shame.   Pain full of anger, looking for people to blame.   Tears streams down my face, heart picks up the pace.   Fears haunting our dreams, lost we are, it seems.   Love is just a fable, to forgive we seem unable.   Truth has been forgotten, cold like water frozen.   God has left this country, young lives, the devil’s bounty.   Death we bay for blood kill our neighbor’s child.   Revenge is our task, why we do not ask….

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