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 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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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Boy’s Must Cry for their Fathers

These tears were words my heart could not express hiding the sorrow behind a mask of bravado and masculinity. They say the apple does not fall far from the tree a refuge from the harshness of reality shade from the scorching sun in this African Savannah. In the words of the priest “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” in this cycle of life death is a must. But at times the Grim Reaper strikes too soon to cut down the tree before the birds have learnt to fly. We were…

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VERSE 

Things We Left Broken

I couldn’t trust myself – the greatest of betrayals. No longer seeing value in what lay ahead. My eyes slowly shut out this world, another calling. I have never been fond of goodbyes. Building a bridge too many with mismatches and unrequited love. Flames lit in the silence between words unspoken. Bones unmoved by the sound of music. Hearts untouched by the words of poetry. Things, I discovered, don’t fall apart anymore. They grow, in different directions, yet still stay rooted to the same waters. No longer mindful of the…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

Dear Ex-Lover

It seems easier to remember, the things we want most to forget and harder to forget, the things we want least to remember. Memories replay on a blank canvas, the past blurred by regret the future tainted by doubt. My head tells me to move on as my heart keeps vigil – awaiting your return. We swore to never eulogize the bridge we burnt to ashes. In the thin line between love and hate our pride builds a wall to rival that in China, as our flaws become more visible…

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CREATIVE WRITING VERSE 

For Boys Who’ve considered Committing Suicide

Only a slave mourns his master.   I shed no tears for chivalry, as real men don’t cry hold the tears in, till it forms a noose round your neck the weight of the world on your shoulder but feeling every least bit like Atlas lost in the crossfire of this battle of  mind versus heart one being calm and collected, the other being broken and hurt I seek an escape from the darkness that surrounds me dark continent, black race, black skin and black nights hanging on the edge…

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