The Day of Peace

Synopsis This is a self-consoling poem. The persona is assuring themselves that despite the challenges and problems they face at the moment, a better life awaits them in a place of peace and rest (which is heaven) after they die. When I wake up in another citywhere the moon and the sun walk in unity,whereContinue reading “The Day of Peace”

The Roaming Old Man

In my village, there was once an old man who loved to greet people, everyone including strangers. He also loved to roam about the village seeking to know about people’s welfare. Some people thought he was a bit nuts while others thought he was just being nosy. One day, a terror group arrived at theContinue reading “The Roaming Old Man”

I Dream

I stand by myself,beside myself,torn apart by myriads of trialsand tones of sufferings,yet I dream. Like a wrecked shiphit inimically by the waves, out of use to its makers,so am I,yet I dream. Seated calmly at the shore,I look into the warry seaand brave myself for the times, saying:It’s not over until I’m completely crushedContinue reading “I Dream”

The Blessings of this World

Mothers are like rosesthat thrive among thones,beautiful, strong, hardworkingdetermined, persevering and, most of all,tolerant. Mothers listen first before responding;mothers understand first before tacklingbecause that which they are dealing withare a product of their love. Mothers are much-neededin this world full of sorrowwhere kids are stricken with coldand calamities.Mother’s are the blessings of this world. ToContinue reading “The Blessings of this World”

Published at Spillwords

I’m happy to announce that my poem “The Image of a Sad Mind” has been published at Spillwords. Many thanks to Editor Dagmara K. and the whole team at Spillwords for accepting my work for publishing. The Image of a Sad Mind I know the image of a sad mindthat a broken life gives,I know:itContinue reading “Published at Spillwords”

The Lizard Son

“Chon chon gi lala… (Once upon a time),” she began narrating, “there was a man of the lake who said in his heart, ‘When I marry and start having children, I will take good care of my family.’ His name was Opondo. He was a fisherman at Nam Lolwe. So when time came, when heContinue reading “The Lizard Son”

Scars of Lockdown

Dark cloudsand muffled talksrocked the atmosphereat the mentionof the first caseThen came the rules,and people all over,both big and smallwore visors,as the air, it was said,had grown very clatty Bitter news, daily,till we shunned hearing moreof the rising death tolls,the great dispositionof our foe:rife, brutal to human breath,consuming mankindall his way There,sitting on the vergeofContinue reading “Scars of Lockdown”

Praying Peacefully

About a month ago, we had a new tenant in our residential plot. She came in to occupy the house that is just opposite mine. The evening she arrived, she came along with a bunch of people and they spent the whole evening and most of the night singing and praying (kind of like inContinue reading “Praying Peacefully”

Tears of Laughter

SynopsisThis is a critique on the persona’s community’s funeral culture. The persona faults how a lot of attention is given to the deceased and not their family. While the deceased is still ill, their friends and relatives do not take care of their medication and treatment. They only show up after he/she is announced deadContinue reading “Tears of Laughter”