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Words| I AM IN LOVE WITH HIS BRAINS

By Olive Chao

I heard they are called feelings.
The uneasiness I feel when he is around
My loss of words when he speaks
The shame at my blondness
Yet my hair is as black as coal
And Waswahili walinena, “Akili ni nywele, kila mtu anazake”.

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Words| Timeless

By Melvyn Noel

Tick tock I stare up at the clock,
In a silent whisper I hear it talk,
I wonder why they call it midnight,
Yet already morning is in sight,

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Words| Hope

By Kanja

The greatest hope is that there will be a tomorrow,

Whether you and I are in it or not,

There will be a tomorrow.

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Words| In his eyes(paint me 2)

By Moses Gitonga

My flaws have me convinced,
I am not worthy of this gift,
The audacity of me!!!
To think that he can find perfection within this vessel

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Words| Perfect

By Felix Angaga

I forgot your name of late since they call you the late

The dances in the dark of two shadows was perfect
We knew no judge since left or right we made the body move
Memories built on a template, a written book of love
The tears of a man is only seen in her shadows
I buried her feelings on my pillow in the night, soaked and dumped

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Words| Dawn

By Doreen Njue
As I walked on the sidewalk I saw it

The bench… That bench… My bench

There was a number of them in that court park but for some reason I chose That One

And I never sat on another since

Because that bench knew all my tears, felt all my fears, heard all my hushed curses

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Words| It’s alright, there’s nothing wrong with that

By Esther Adwets

It’s alright if it hurts,
Alright to shed a tear,
It’s alright, if you feel like its bleeding inside of you.
It’s alright, if you talk to me,
It’s alright. It’s fine, I will be your rock,I will cry with you,because it’s fine,alright,in other words.

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Words| This Season

By Charles Kinuthia

I see it,

In the clouds,

The swirling flow of dark grey ink,

Infesting the once pure white cotton,

Destroying the wondrous shapes I saw,

When my imagination freed itself from its chins,

Sitting on a green carpet of grass,

A book lay beside me,

That I had grown tired of reading,

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Words| Peel Me Back

By Moses Gitonga

Peel me back,
What do you think you’ll find?

Will these bones be as flawless as make-up might make you believe my skin to be?
Or do these scars run bone deep?
I appreciate the sentiment but I am no King,
I am a slave whose amnesia made him oblivious of who, what he really is,
So please…

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Words| Intoverted thoughts #1

Solitude should be man’s best friend

A chance to get away from it all

To breathe a sigh of relief

To ride our train of thought clear past the threshold of our imagination

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