GIDRAF's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by GIDRAF  —  There are currently 151 poems total — keep up the great work!

Skip to my loo

I am a full blue-blooded gentleman
In the kingdom of Poo-Poo, land of Loo
My arrival in any solemn gathering
Is announced with a loud...

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1 year ago

I used to be..

I used to be youthful and beautiful
And my spirits young and alive
But after the rape of a hard fate
My youthfulness leached away
And my spirits turned...

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SADISTIC CREATION

Sometimes I wonder
Whether the creator is a sadist
Or else, why did he create
Our many perceptions of...

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Prison-Planet Earth

What if the earth was a prison planet!
A maximum security prison facility
To lock down the universe’s most wanted
And hardcore criminals of the worst...

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1 year ago

THE PIT OF DOOM

For reasons that I don’t know
For crimes I don’t recollect
I was born a hard labor prisoner
And dropped into the pit of doom

The hole is rough and abrasive
Bruising and maiming the heart
Sharp gnarly roots snag
And tear the fabric of...

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I YEARN TO DIE.

Deathly despair has me in its hold
Talons of depression dug into my soul
All that I found tasty and sweet
Has turned sour and...

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1 year ago

I choose today!

Tomorrow is a shiny bauble
For those without toys today
A source of hope and possibilities
For those defeated today

Tomorrow is a dangling carrot
To the laden souls of today
A banquet of merry and joy
To those mourning...

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A handicapped soul

There are, in this existence
Damages and injustices, so brutal
That there are no hopes for remedies
To the spiritual and mental...

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The gods have had their fun

I was issued from a whore
And discarded to a children’s home
My daily ritual was abuse
And my nightly penitence hunger

My coming of age present
Was a bouquet of curses
Every hope finely ground to dust
And every wish turned upside...

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HOW MANY?

As my flesh pops and sizzles
And my bones dissolve
I agonizingly ponder how many
Like me boil in a witch’s...

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Shining pearl of death

It’s the shiny jewel beckoning
In rays of radiant cold embrace
It lies behind you waiting
When the light at the end of the tunnel
Runs...

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1 year ago

Zero spur of life!

The dreary days swim by
Leaving me with a sorry bye
Coz life to me is not a pie
And to live, a desperate orgy
 
Many a times I craze
With ideas wild ablaze
But I am not able to utilize
Coz I am a student in cage
 
Oh the many howls I make
Cursing...

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1 year ago

Wise words!

When education is despairing
And your energy diminishing
When you rarely understand anything
And the teacher rants at your weakling
Wise words dispel hopelessness daring
 
When life worries take you captive
Tearing through your defensive
Whipping...

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1 year ago

Unfairness or divine preference?

We all adhere to the same commands
We all have to contend with the same setbacks
And the result for all of us has to be the same
Yet the preparation for the journey is not the same.
 
Some are born in the shanties and slums
Where they are welcomed...

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1 year ago

The wise man

Down the alley he walks
On his lips a cigar dangles
Dodging people, majestically he trots
Oscillating eyes on paper in his palms
 
When you greet respectfully
Holding out your left hand beautifully
With rebuke he will answer scornfully
Hating...

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1 year ago

The cry of a child!

It tears into the coldest of hearts.
It brings out the caring in all of us.
It renders us all tender.
It brings our sympathy on the fore!
 
It is an angel’s cry!
It is a helpless cry!
It harkens the busy and the free!
It brings a pose even to a...

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The foe beside you

You smite him not
Yet he eats you most
 
You live and fare with him
Yet to know his intentions no whim
 
He is the dear one of you
Hating him a terrible hue
 
The meal, you share
Thus suspecting, rare
 
He laments while with you
Howling in...

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1 year ago

The far hills

The sky is clear,
As far as the eye can see,
Just a calm blue sea,
With a single very shiny mother pearl,
 the sun
 
Am on the balcony of the house,
Gazing yonder to whence I get inspiration,
To the far hills yonder,
The fence of my horizon.
 
The...

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1 year ago

The devil’s bus

In the early morning
When the sun is yet to shine
And the crow in the hutch lying
Waiting light to crow as a
Welcome to dawn
 
There’s always a quiet
That hangs around like mist
Making a leaf rustle a hefty drum beat
And a cricket, a siren in a...

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1 year ago

The closing is nigh

The closing is nigh
With a violent sigh
To mean good bye
To all but why
 
I miss all the fun
We had in the sun
With the whole clan
Which lived in a barn
 
Tomorrow I will go trot
Without even a spot
On my sweet short
That I use for sport
 
I will...

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1 year ago

The bird on the windowsill

The evening was cool and tranquil
The wish to augur well abound
The cigar on my lips nearing its peril
Thus holding it with my finger tips hard
 
Gazing through the window fastened
Gauging my life as a widower
‘Golly!’ what has caused the noise rend...

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1 year ago

The beach breeze!

Palm fronds slapping
Pea coconuts swaying
Passive nod of the shooting
Prime stem shaking
 
The waters become froth
They boil like broth
Thatched huts sway forth
Thrashing towards the bushy growth
 
The men in huts
The women in dress
They both hold...

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1 year ago

Stealthy jot

It is in the night, dark and eerie night
And the prefects are prowling for any awake soul
And there I am, static in my bed covers
When a good idea pops in me mind
 
Stealthily, like a lion approaching prey
I retrieve my writing pad and pen
Under the...

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1 year ago

Spoon

Old sturdy iron spoon
Who in the night reflects the moon
Always beats me why you shine
While all along I lick you! Don’t you get worn?
All the hard foods in the morn
Wallowing through the meat with bone
Obtaining the stuck gravy I use my teeth like...

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1 year ago

Sounds

Snakes in the grass
Sshh!!
Sneeze in the breeze
Attichoo!!
Snips on the twigs
Crip!!
Sneak in the house
Smew!!
Snarl in the house
Grrr!!
Snare on the hare
Snap!!
Snap while on a nap
Cheese!
Snacks on the rack
Yummy!
Smiles like miles
Grin!
Snails in...

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1 year ago

My Skin

They say you cover me up
Aren’t you part of me?
Are you just a lifeless flap?
Can I replace you to buy another one?
 
Who painted you the color black?
Why did he see it fit for me to be black?
Not white as the Britons
Or red as the Red Indians
 ...

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1 year ago

Shamba work

Buy oh! You grannies the best seeds
Bring them in your good old baskets
Bless them in your ancient incantations
Bracing for the hope of bumper harvests
 
Dig oh! Sons of the mighty Muhia
Don’t be lazy like the Hare
Dredge the soil and with care...

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1 year ago

Sunset

A golden light,
Like gold.
A peeping eye,
Half closed.
A hot coal,
Half burnt.
A luminous bulb,
Half dissected.
A bright candle light,
With a hidden candle stick.
A shiny fiery ball,
Cupped on one side,
By the hazy horizon!
 
The setting sun!
 
 
 ...

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Seeing red!

It is so grotesque to know
So humiliating to understand
Making me go berserk
My sane melting away
 
Someone prowling in my desk!
Sneaking into my personal diary!
Going through what is unsupposed!
Draining in the whole forbidden!
 
So foolish as to...

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1 year ago

I am dead

Am a hollow shell
Whose echoes are poetry
Am a weeping statue
Whose tears are rhymes
Am a pyramid of chaos
Whose steps are stanzas
Am an earthen sarcophagus
And death is my poem
I am...

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1 year ago

Rain

Big drop, sparse
Suspended in expanse
Looks grey, menacing dark
Glides, slides, blown by air
 
When it breaks, smashes
It forms numerous drops
Mopping through the sky
In a foggy rushing white
 
Cuts slices and minces
Slashing down the air
Whirling...

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1 year ago

Peace

When there is war
And it ends, there you are
When there is massacre
And there is verdict, you come up
When there is gross murder
And murderer convicted, you are seen
When there is danger of violence
And it fails, people feel you
When the sea is not...

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1 year ago

Am I a poet?

I used to think poetry had a form
A structure on which to adhere to
Little did I know it was a cage
One, seemingly, of my own...

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1 year ago

Nairobi night sky.

I am in school, lying on my bed
Leaning my face into the window
Inclusively watching the sky, darkened
Leaving for the sky-scrapers at the hill brow
 
Pondering vigorously on my mind
Why some stars are more bright
Peering at the innermost of my mind...

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Why me?

Fate stalks me everywhere I go
No matter how I evade him
He’s just determined at me to have a go
And me life to discard to...

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1 year ago

My reflection

Many are the times
I watch you
Much the times
I wonder
 
Madam Cook, our grammar teacher, says
It is you I am looking
Matching she claims we are
Even though she knows not the truth
 
Mystery engulfs me when I look at you
Identical they say we are...

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1 year ago

What is courage?

To approach an armed man
Unarmed
To walk in a dark night
Without torchlight
To walk among male lions
Holding their manes
To raid a bank and come out
Without taking loot
To fail to prepare for test
And expect good grade
To you what is courage
That...

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1 year ago

Tattered thread

The existence that I lead
Is but a simple thread
In the tapestry of my dreams
As I lie cold in my grave

I have lost count of iterations
Or the many relived terrors
The gods surely must hate me
To deny me a quiet...

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1 year ago

My notebook!

Wobbly worn face,
Full of ink spat on it.
Weeping of age and aching spine
Floppy and denied of the staple to hold it
Willful to be written notes on
Fearing still the sharp quill stabbing in abrupt
Waiting not to collect the ink it spills as it is...

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Wail of the Night!

I regret having been like this
Because people fear me greatly
When I try to show up everyday
They hide in house under a blanket!

Just because I deny them sight
To enjoy the good scenery
That is endowed to our earth
But it is my duty after...

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1 year ago

My brother’s radio!

My brother’s radio my friend;
  Thunders and roars
  Whispers and mumbles
  Croaks and groans
  And he gives it a blow
  It squeaks and squeals
  Grunts and grumbles
  As he rants and yells
  Flinging and reeling curses
  Oh! If it had large floppy...

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The methuselah shoplifter

It was a hot humid evening
When the sun relentlessly kept shining
Reluctant to drown in the horizon
And the clouds nowhere to be...

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1 year ago

World of chaos

The lair of despair
The cave of hopelessness
The burrow of misery
The nest of sorrow

The dawn of suffering
The midday scorch of solitude
The dusk of distress
The dark of...

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Mind deterioration

Could I have been a victim of a curse?
A spell from a malevolent wizard
Closing all my learning channels
Administering me to total failure
 
Did I curse God like Nebuchadnezzar?
Or blaspheming with Thy spirit
Dipping into wrath from an unforgiving...

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The lucifer deception!

An effigy of a grotesque beast
With horns on the side cast
A picture of menace
With fear that ebbs away grace

Could the most cunning creature
With permission of God to snare
Crucify the people’s delight in him
With caricatures from whence no...

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May the devil take her!!!

May the devil take her!
For all that she denies me
Misery that she bestows me
Fight her to her grave
 
Just because she has a beautiful head
And pretty silky hair
Justify not what she did to me
Alas! I could not believe it!
 
Nights I spent...

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The early shepherd

Bark sandals strapped with lianas
A cow-hide cloak full of furs
Knotted at one shoulder
A goat skin of a head...

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The most beautiful evil

I love nature, just like everybody else
But in its beauty, is a core of evil
That created a cruel pecking order
Where the more vicious survive
And the meek...

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1 year ago

Mama! Papa!

Mama! Papa!
Why don’t you hear me!
Why don’t you hear my cries!
Why not heed to my call!
Why assume me! Please!
 
Mama! You promised to cook for me!
You promised me good education!
You remember the talks mama?
Talk to me again mama……and
 
Papa! You...

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The ancient tune

Hearts that beat the ancient tune,
Hail not trouble to their abode.
Their ways are always pristine,
Hoping their life no troubles...

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Mad man’s morn!

It is a bright morn
I wake with a yawn
Extending to a moan
Alas! Am on the lawn!
 
I make a furtive glance
Round the expanse
Looking for a chance
To know if it’s France!
 
There I see a person
Who is clumsily don
With a small phone
Walking among the...

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1 year ago

The road well traveled

Out in the yellow woods
Where the trees brood
A great road forked
Into a twin brood

One fork tine twine
And meandered in the briar
With nary an impression
Of a sole in...

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1 year ago

That’s rich richard!

He wears shaggy and baggy.
Chains and chains of ‘chains’.
With a heavy chronometer,
And exotic shoes from abroad!

He drives a car fast,
To show his rush for pleasure,
Either to measure a suit,
Or buy Yankee made...

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1 year ago

I know

I know sadness all too well
That is why I am sympathetic
Lending an ear to others’ woes
And a shoulder to cry on

I know hunger too intimately
And I can’t stand his presence
I would rather be half full
Than see another half...

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Lazy

Lazy hazy and busy
Busy sitting down lazily
Lazily gazing amazing flies
Flies flying around his dizzy head
Head rounded, rolled, with matted hair
Hair long uncombed, falling on the hand
Hand roughy, hairy, veiny, and vain
Vain in work other than...

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Rumor mongers

Traversed like a spider’s web
To everything and being they stab
With tongues that dance like piston
World all over it’s a...

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1 year ago

Emptiness

No human can induce it
No human can imagine it
It is impossible to comprehend
It is impossible to configure

It is most simplistically…empty
Devoid of anything breathing
Devoid of any form or structure
Devoid of anything and...

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1 year ago

Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!

Laugh when in thick and thin
Laugh when you fall into bin
Laugh when you drink gin
Laugh! Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
Laugh at a ruffled cat
Laugh at a snared rat
Laugh at a hanging bat
Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!
Laugh while bathing
Laugh while sneezing
Laugh...

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1 year ago

Reality versus dream!

Reality is deemed to be current
Happening and occurring in recent
Practiced by those in existence
And has tangible results

Dream is synonymous to imagination
Thought while daydreaming
Seen while in a vision
Gone through while...

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It’s a cry for help!

I knock the walls with bare hands
Can anyone hear my wailing?
It’s a cry for help!

I starve myself
Do you see how skinny I am?
It’s a cry for help!

I cut my arms and wrists
Do you see the trauma?
It’s a cry for...

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1 year ago

Roach’s reality show

The dark nook suits me
As my color camouflages
And my coat overlaps me
I and my hexa-legs
 
The night is my travel media
As I am assured no giants
To trod on me to death
Or to pour on me the ‘ocean’
 
During the day I just cool down
‘Sleep and...

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1 year ago

Oak tree!

Tall like the mountain,
Fluffy like sheep wool.
Fat rounded stem,
Leaves a sea of them!

It harbors melodies,
From the morning birds.
It also owns a monkey zoo,
Who make man not...

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1 year ago

I am tomorrow!

In the hubbub of a new beginning
In the tumult of life anew
People get carried away
And they mislabel me

To the new day!
Goes the toast
Of the hopeful fellow
Who dreams of...

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Indecisive point

The school life a baggage to bear
That breaks me down ever
Though I try anything to care
There upon sets the spirit of failure
 
Whenever I am alone in bed
Which has become my only win,
Wise things do I scrape out of me mind
Worrying of whence to...

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My nanny

A sorry creature
Scuttling and hurtling
Washing the dishes
Tripping on the carpet

Mopping the table
Arranging the table-cloth
Filling the vase
Crashing it on the...

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Lost in the galaxy

It’s huge, dark and endless
An abyss in the universe
A sea of constellations
With bright starry pearls

I wander in here alone
A lone solitary soul
Weeping with melancholy
Of the pain of...

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I yearn for money!

I yearn for money
Day and night
I ponder how to get ‘em
But what would I do?
 
Too much makes insecurity
Too little brings misery
The medium brings about
Lack of budgeting
 
The needs numerous
The wants expanse
The budget crammed
The source….oh my!
...

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My hands

Be full of vigor and strength
Brave the duties bestowed
Be diligent and smart
By giving up not

Whenever I want to write
Wriggle the pen like an eel
Whip it to carve what I want
Writing the best...

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I knock the walls

When life’s pressures overwhelm me
And there is no letup on the horizon
I knock the steam off the walls

When pain strangles my sense
And its intensity numbs me
I knock the walls for...

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I walked at the dock!

I walked at the dock
Meeting an old bloke
And started a talk
About a sea rock
 
He had a low chin
His mouth holding a grin
And his haggard face lean
Looking as though keen
 
I stopped by a crate
Held in loathful fate
Because it did skate
And knocked...

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My bed!

Please my tattered bed
I never meant to complain but I did
Please understand I was a little mad
Incensed by the creaks you...

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Lightning and thunder

The night is dark, moonless
The clouds are thick in the sky
The wind is a howling hurricane
The cold sharp and tangible

Suddenly there is a glare
Like a sudden beam of spotlights
Cutting through the thick gloom
Leaving white flashing...

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I met Betty Jane

I met Betty Jane
At the back lane
Holding a cane
Quite really insane
 
I called her by name
And sure she came
Without any shame
Like an old dame
 
I gave her a hug
Still with my bag
That held a jug
With a little mug
 
I racked my brain
Totally all...

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1 year ago

Miser

Eating expired food
To save on wastage
Buying half-baked cakes
To save on owner’s gas
Wearing crumpled suits
To expense no iron-box
Driving his car not
To skip mortgaging
Going not to the doctor
To avoid medical bill
Dying in a coffin in a hole
To...

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1 year ago

Childhood

Childhood, a mirage behind
A too sweet memory,
Hard to believe it happened
And yet…

One can’t help fondly reliving
The bright carefree days
Although with a share of sad
But a drop in the sea of...

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He is a dreamer!

He is a dreamer
Full of glamour
Living in a boma
Full of humor
 
When it is morn
He usually don
Get his phone
And buy corn
 
He passes by a cross
That looks gross
Thrown with a toss
With no a cause
 
He goes to the stable
That has a table
That holds...

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1 year ago

It’s not fair!

Though you can slip in narrow places from danger
And your fall, when tripped, is always cushioned
It’s not fair still! The shame, I cannot bear
And yes! Mr. Psychiatrist, I do...

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1 year ago

The banter of chums

It’s spontaneous and free
Unfixed and broadly varied
Both quiet and loud voiced
And often overlapping

Women talk about others
Specializing on gross scandals
Men speak about issues
With staunch political...

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1 year ago

Harry Potter!

A fantasy that turns real
A delightful bliss
 
A magical chance encounter
That made my world enchanted
A journey worth every fiver
That apparates to a fantasy land
 
A feeling of pure bliss, that
A gulp of Felix Felicis is no match
An emotion so...

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1 year ago

I Like This Vase!

I like this vase
The vase that holds flowers
I like these flowers
The flowers that are well tended
I like the tender
The tender from a very far country
I like the country
The country that has the land
I like the land
The land with a beautiful field...

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1 year ago

Witchcraft Is Killing Me.

I am fatally bewitched
Though scientists disbelief
The malevolence is too much
Choking and killing me slowly

Do you know of a simple protection?
Something to break the stranglehold
Can you save me from this torment?
Release me from the...

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Only you!

I love you
I need you
All my life in whole
You are my only goal

I marvel you
I treasure you
Only precious you in my life
Can make me a miser

I hug you
I am relieved
When I am near you
That is my safety...

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1 year ago

Tomorrow will come!

Though the day looks dull
With the starry sky
Blue in haze and cloudy
I am still assured

Even when the sun shines
Pouring all its wrath on me
While the ground cracks
I am still...

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1 year ago

The pearl of thunder

It crashes and smashes
Preceded by violent flashes

It rumbles and grumbles
Renting the silence asunder

It scares and cowers the weak
Knocking the knees to jelly

It sounds like a celestial drum
The precursor to the...

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1 year ago

Giant Ogre

Hulky bulky being.
A shadow like a wing-
Of the stuffy clouds.
A silhouette against the sky!
 
Nostrils flaring and blaring
Heaving and breathing
Causing a little wavering
Of shoots, plants and bird’s wings
 
Eye single and large
Ominous and...

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1 year ago

Horrors of boarding school

Infinite horrors of my primary school
Daily hover in my mind
Impinging on me a huge sigh
Dispelling the terror still an...

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Distractions

You really want to concentrate;
You have your brows tightly knit
Your eyes screwed to pinpoints
Your mental muscles pulled...

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1 year ago

Tears!

Stinging
  Pelting, cascading
  Slushing, sliding down
Crowding, rounding, dropping down
  Dop! Patter! Splatter!
  Liquid agony!
  ...

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1 year ago

Ghost

An illusion of a vision
A blur of silky smoke
A hanging in mid-air
A slide, glide and a hiss
A slow moan, groan
A creak of old chairs
A crack of old seams
A fear cold and clinging
A bizarre sight in
A haunted house
 
Ghosh!
 
 
 © GIDRAF...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Honey-moon!!!

Oh! The many times I have dreamt
The many fantasies I make
The many temptations I fight
Of starting the journey...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Origin philosophy

Whence did we come from?
The sophisticated humans
The enigmous animals
The tranquiline plants
The inanimate rocks
The flowing water
The invisible air

A magical supernatural creator
A spontaneous bang
An eternal loop
Whom do we owe the...

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1 year ago

Foodie Highway!

A long wobbly highway
That is in a dark tunnel
No lights, no lamps
Just total darkness
 
Cars zoom past
In huge boluses
Directed and led by
Muscular convulsions
 
Forward stop forward
Down the winding highway
Until you reappear
At the stomach stage
...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Hallots!

They give you an eye deception
Hoping for a kill to slain
They nag by winking and grinning
However it’s when you’re wealth...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

The silhouette ahead

Unformed and indistinct
Fuzzy at the edges
An outlined shadow
A sculptured darkness

It wavers like a twig
Caught in a soft breeze
Its shape melting softly
Muddying the outline...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Fly

Go on, just land carefully I pray!
Grinding over my wound?
Get on, you can do that
Clean it with your antiseptic
Cruise through it with your lenses
Catch all the worms you can
Dig further into the muck
Deriving what you call nutrients
Don’t leave it...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Farewell Gitogo!

Twas the best of moments
When we learnt with you
Talking in our vernacular
Whiling away the vast moments

Truly, you were my ideal leader
With your wisdom, in need unleashed
The many lessons you gave me
Will never add up to a worldly...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Crystalline constellations

They sparkle and dazzle
With their luminous brilliance
They confuse and befuddle
With their numberless horde
Are they the gems of the heavens?
Royal treasury of the gods
Are they the jeweled crown?
Of the universal God of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Empty promises

You promised me
To play with me hockey
You promised me
To buy me a rake
You promised me
To teach me how to bake
You promised me
A heart shaped X-Mas cake
You promised me
Specially cooked mandrake
You promised me
To take me to the Kindaruma lake
You...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

The drunk geezer

The old man trots, traipses
Then stumbles on the pines
With a squash and a squeak
He wriggles his bag of bones in pain

Fast like a snail he wakes
Collects himself and staggers
He misses a sooty spider by inches
Which skulks back into its...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Citizens of nature

Would you believe it my friend
If I told you that we are visitors
Mere aliens in this beloved country
The land of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Eccentric goat!

Our goat is queer
With a long beard
That sloshes in water
As he drinks beer
 
When he sleeps
He snores loud
Chewing no cud
But snapping teeth
 
He is an image of terror
When he offers to greet
Raising his fore hoof
Winking at you!
 
He made my son...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Downfall of lucifer

The best of the angels once
With melodies sweeter than the birds’
The beauty he beheld
Was second to only God

When life becomes too good
People become reckless in deed
Without thinking who provided
Plenty of what makes them...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Blacksmith

The strong prongs throng
Where the anvil is visible
The bellows sometimes mellow
When the kiln is cold within

The hammer sometimes a murmur
When the metal tempo is soft
Though a bang and a clang
When the bar is hardy and...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Dry thought!

The morning was awoken
Beholding panicken
The throat was dry
N' saliva I swallowed thy
 
The day severe with discomfit
Talks slurred by throat
The water a help for sometime
But only for periods of time
 
The evening parade attention a charade
Borne...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Dawn

You are so lovely, they say
You always come with a circular
  lantern
Though how it looks I can’t say
Because I am always asleep
  seeing...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Cry of the newborn

I am a newborn and I don’t like it
That is why I really must cry!
I have just been smacked hard
Though I have wronged no one
I have been yanked from peace
To a violence of noise and color
I have been forced to breathe
The impure elements polluted
I...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Discuss Discussions!

Discuss about the society
Discuss about building a shanty
Discuss how we can combat poverty
Discuss how we can live in liberty
Discuss! Discuss!...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Fishing boat

I saw it on the quay
As the evening breeze made it sway
And swings of the chains was a cry
Of the tedious bind of the boat to
Sea life, so...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Kid or kiddy, both like kidding

They are both kids, honestly
So don’t be so hard on them
Though sometimes your nerves they try
Still, I beg, be lenient on...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Death of hope!

Dirges ring in my ears
They are full of horrible incarnations
Demonic laughter in the air rings
The odor of failure in the air reeks
 
My mind gets entrapped in desolation
Flurry of blurred futures are born
Feeling so depressed and lone
 
How could...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Blood!

You are a liquid, red in color
That I discovered when I cut myself
As I was trying the tough
Chicken gizzard to...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Snail trail

A private secluded road
Bordered by a row of wood
Tucked back into the woods
A trail to find solace

It’s my private snail trail
Where I linger when frail
When my heart bleeds sadness
And I try to chase...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Crutches!

Create them when you need them
Refrain from using them much
Understand that it is when
Things become much for you
Crutches come in handy
Hardly do we go without
Ever getting into desperation
Since we are human with scratches
 
 
© GIDRAF...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Blame

No one likes to take the blame
Anywhere you are going to lose fame
Not even my old and weak dame
Attending to hens and...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

The lunar coin

Bright in the full
Is the lunar coin
Best omen for magic
In the coven of Kent

A world in the upper yonder
A gem hovering so tantalizingly
Whence did it come from?
And whom dwells...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

By the hearth

The fire crackled gratefully
Oblivious of the tension around
Protected by a wire mesh strong
  and stringy
Hiding in the recess that turns to
  a chimney upward
 
With a faraway look, to the horizon of his own
  thoughts
Static and immobile in...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Bat

Ruler of the night sky
A dimmer black, in silhouette
A streaking through the sky
From horizon to horizon apart

Many are the moments
I hold my breath in bates
Waiting you to smash into a light pole
Only to see you swerve like a hit...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Bring! Says God.

That which weighs you down
Pinning you down on the ground
And leaves you in agony
Give him the Almighty!
 
That which troubles your heart
Making it miss hefty kicks
And drumming your chest
Give him the Almighty!
 
That which bothers you
Even when...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Wilting times

The ground is hard as stone
And the glaring of the sun
Falls with loathe from sky
Forming alliance with dry land

Crack! Ouch! It hurts much
When the ground cracks
Leaving my swollen roots
To be scorched to...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

To live

Now that my 22nd year is nigh
I have made a solemn vow
To sail from the safe harbor
And test the choppy seas afar

To dare all those I hid from
Under the veil of younghood
To embrace the pressures from
Whom a mature man is...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Banging the evening famish!

An evening preluded by;
 A meager lunch meal,
 As though saving a dear bill,
 Amounting to millions!
 
A brief breakfast,
 As though we are in a fast,
Awaiting dear God for explanation;
‘’Assuredly we ate just a little!’’
 
A jingle of the money...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Arithmetic teacher!

Rants and rumbles numerals
Rounds circles overlapping
Reads instructions un-understandably
Rank teacher indeed!

Writes questions all over
Re-writes figures over and over
Repeats a wrong answer with no success
Rank teacher...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Life sentence

I was born, a life sentence
Curse the day, curse the mother
May the sweaty fellow rot!

Why did I have to be condemned
To this? Why?
What did I do to deserve it?
What indeed?
Don’t I deserve an explanation?
Something to make me see...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Bandage!

Bring your nasty wound
And please keep quiet
Now it’s time to dress
Don’t think I will undress
Anyway that is commonsense
Get your leg up here and
Enjoy the healing magic!
 
© GIDRAF...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Akinyi!

Oh! You daughter of the hills!
Whose voice matches that of doves
Your beauty is like the rising sun
And your skin color is brown of the
Setting...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Silence

It is beautiful.
It is golden.
It is magical
A soothing embalming cloak.

It is tangible.
It is velvety.
It is warm
A companion to a troubled mind.

It is divine.
It is sacred.
It is holy
The key to a good...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Leave me unborn

Mummy and daddy, please don’t
Just don’t do it I beg thee
I know it is sweet to you, but,
Just leave me unborn

It is dark and lonesome in here
And the air is suffocating
But I don’t want the glare and stare
Of the big in the...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

An encounter with Nagini

Staring, goggling at me
Like a spider at an overpowered fly
Like a lion at a subdued wildebeest
Like a hyena at a cold cadaver
 
It stretched into full length
A whole ten feet in length
Rounded like village keg barrels
With a mouth deep like an...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Agony of life

This fate that is inevitable
Sentenced with no trial
Judged with non-existing wrong!
Given to you involuntarily

It aches and agonizes
To have such a bitter sentence
With no mercy at all
No guarantee of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

Jingizu

Jingizu, The Sword of Sorrow
Wrought in a twisted mind
Forged in the grim dark
In the depths of the black mountains

Iron from the pits of doom
Heated in the furnace of hell
Shaped on the anvil of death
By the blacksmith souls of the...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Noose of boredom

A decrepit creature
Slumped on the hard chair
Gazing and staring
At a vacant space

Lost in reverie of thoughts
Holding his chin up
With rough hands
A picture of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

A blue morning

The morning was robbed of grace
Dreary and mucky it seemed
Thrill was a deficiency of the place
Diminishing the spirit to boring solitude
 
A yawn escaped my mouth
Of boredom and dullness
Aching ribs shook to and forth
Over-reacting me to near...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

A memory verse!

Glorious are those old days
Mostly Sunday school days
Gazing at vacant seats
Mumbling a memory verse

Throughout the whole week
I would read the bible for Sunday’s sake
That I might have a verse to talk
Including having my name the teacher to...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

I am a dork!

I am a dork!
A deeply shy man
An emotional hermit
A socially disabled dude

Girls are my whole world
They make me anxious
They make me sweat
They torment...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Menace of the village

He was the menace of the village
His name was a taboo
He was rumored to have broken from a cage
Down in the museum of Waterloo
And in the struggle of the iron bars,
That had failed to budge.
He was pricked, and the anger
Was sparked, must be...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

A Braggart

He comes from the deeps of Wanga land
His name can testify to that
He came donning his old school uniform
Hazy with stinking poverty
 
The days, he pushed by
Thrusting his life to existence
Through lucky means he makes contact
Thumping on a rich...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

A losing battle to doze!

When the day has been dreary
Topped by the glare of the sun in the sky
And the doings not altogether good
Coz its clear much more you could
Sleep peeps at you in droves
And there’s a massive slacken of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Facing the headmaster!

I sneak in noiselessly
Fearing to arouse purported snake
Are all the stories true? I ponder
Are you scared at first sight?

There sat the headmaster
Waiting like a wolf
Preparing to attack an elephant
‘In hell?’ I...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Grim world

The world is grim
Especially when the sun
 goes dim
And the dark attacks with vim

The winds blowing are evil
They carry a strong odour
Of malevolence
As if it has swept up
Through...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

A bloody Valentine day!

I woke up with a bloody yawn
That turned to a bloody groan
Blinking my bloody sleepy eyes
Due to the bloody sun rays
From the bloody open window
 
Checking out the bloody phenomenon
I met the sight of a bloody curtain
A bloody vase with a rose
Of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

A dummy of love

It is every man’s crave
Engraved in our hearts by who knows
It is the reason for many to live
Exactly how did it come to...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Discipline master

A twisted upper lip
A bite on the tongue
A forehead of wrinkles
A picture of gloom

A stick in a claw hand
Ragged and jagged on edge
Thrust back-forth ominously
A swish of a dark...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

B for bee

B for bumble bee
Buzzing in the flowerpot
Bumping into colorful petals
Basking in the floral fragrance

B for angry bee
Buzzing angrily!
Banging against the pane
Betrayed into illusory...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Born to fate

They say when born to wealthy men,
Born with a silver spoon!
Mine is as much as born,
With a hard wooden spoon!
Moreover into the sea of poverty drown,
And to save me no...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Colours of poetry

Dress emotions most truly human
In bold italicized silk
And that’s poetry

Color a scene collage or mosaic
In shimmering liquid letters
And that’s poetry

Spray a blossom in full bloom
In dreamy wordy fumigants
And that’s...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 year ago

In love straight away!

A morn worth reckoning
In a misty landscape looking cool
With its trees swaying
When the breeze whistled
Leaving on its path a touch of...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

My lovely lily!

Lain on the back lawn
Leaning on my elbow
Looking at the southern sky
Longing for my love
 
Dreams of the beautiful picnics
Dread me to turn to mourn
Day of the old sour
Done away with forever
 
Believe me, she left me
Begging me to ‘move on’
But...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Hate

A choke on the river of joy
A berg in the sea of happiness
Hail in a shower of affection
Hurtling and hurting the heart

A feeling of utter loath
A taste of bile in the mouth
Fanned fires of internal malevolence
Flaming brands spewing...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

I hoped

I hoped to live forever
And savour of life
Now I want to die
And leave its scourge

I hoped to achieve success
And gain recognition for it
Now I no longer hope
And just want to...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

I hurt

I was programmed, like you
To treasure my life
To flinch at the slightest pain
And dread the doctor’s needle

A cut, like any others’, bleeds
And burns to the tendon
A drown draws a gasp likewise
Burning the throat...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

Farewell my dignity

I loved you so intimately
But the world loved you more
You were my life’s standard
But the enemy struck you down

I thought you would be mine
Till death do us part
I held you close and personal
The essence of my...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 year ago

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