Tag: poetry

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Do you know how it feels to give yourself completely to someone or something? To take that leap of faith hoping that there might just be some light at the end of the tunnel. Do you know how it feels to be there for someone […]

#SundayRead Heal by @judyannetM

#SundayRead Heal by @judyannetM

You and I are strangers now. Every so often your Facebook posts spring into my feed My heart is breaking. It breaks my heart. I want to come get you Bring you to mine You know You will always have a home here. Run you […]

Where is the honey? by @judyannetM

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 […]

Something in the way

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 […]

The Last Train Home

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 […]

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

Open mics and Tuesday nights in the city

One of the things I love about the Nairobi creative scene is the number of platforms that have sprung up for upcoming, and established, artists to showcase their talents. For an artist, these platforms go a long way in helping one practice, build confidence and […]

Boy’s Must Cry for their Fathers

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 […]

Things We Left Broken

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 […]

Dear Ex-Lover

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 […]

For Boys Who’ve considered Committing Suicide

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 […]