A bribe.

Don’t tell meThat a bribe is wrongFor a bribe is but a tithe.You give me a little somethingFor you to get tomorrow blessing. A bribe,especiallyfrom a person of my tribeIs a greeting in kind.So don’t dare sayThat a bribe is wrong. A bribe can soothe my temperAnd soften my attitudesToward you.It can shrink multitudesSo that […]

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The Incident

The sick thud of human skullAnd the now freshly exposed fleshbrings the village to lifeLividly raging incessantly,Baying for blood because of the deed. A woman heavy was strolling slowlyWhen a man mad as can beTook two from where there was threeA woman, her hurt child and gone baby. The monstrosity that came rolling down the […]

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Comp-rom-ised

The following is a personal poetry prompt. The goal of the poem-writing endeavour is to use one word per line to best bring out the message. No mentioning the object of discussion. You only have to use one word per line (stanza or not, you are limited by your imagination. Mention what the poem is […]

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MARCH MADNESS

N/B – NOT FOR PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 16.Translation at bottom of the blog. February trickled slowly and as if someone had asked, “Kwani unanyesha?” the rains came and came. Even the proverbial clouds could not hide the pregnancy: the rains fell heavily leaving Talai Centre in a big mess. The porridge that is […]

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Feb-Rarua

Translations at the bottom of the post…. Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more content. The second month of the year is almost getting knocked out but not more than the gents are knocking down their counterparts. And that is just part of the story that everyone is interested in this month. The obsession […]

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HOW TO STOP SCHOOL ARSONY

Of late, arsony has become the trend in our country of Kenya. It is not something new, but the rate at which schools, churches and other institutions are being burnt is alarming. Since the new year dawned and schools reopened, there have been atleast three schools a week being razed down. The key reason being […]

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With Tears From Dear

Emotions say you are a stranger. Alone I must be they tell me. Being apart will stop my heart. Drizzling notions of doubt or despair Rain at a pace similar to no other. I’m unable to see you split in the mist Injuries from the mistery miserables me Pushing through all the confusion as you […]

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WHY POETRY IS DYING (REVISITED)

Word economy continues to plague poetry writing. People have a hard time knowing when to shorten their sentences and when to lengthen them. It is also common to find people using filler language in poetry. Moreover, finding the most meaningful vocabulary to the poem becomes a problem. When writing poetry, avoid ambiguity. If you have […]

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