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 foghorn Whenever I sit on my favorite armchair Or squat on my hollow ottoman The most lovely music rents the air...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
2 days 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 vengeful I used to have a spring to my steps Full of vigor coursing through my veins But after...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
4 days ago

SADISTIC CREATION

Sometimes I wonder Whether the creator is a sadist Or else, why did he create Our many perceptions of suffering When cut, the bleeding is painless. Without the nerves to register pain, And the mental perception associated, It wouldn’t be a cause ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
5 days ago

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 kind Criminals in this desolate planet Are the most cunning beings imaginable Thus their memorie...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
5 days 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 reality I s...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
6 days ago

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 bitter The music that massaged my ears And the melodies I danced to Have turned into funeral dirges And the melodies mo...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
7 days 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 today Tomorrow is a corona...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
7 days ago

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 affliction If one gets convicted unduly for a crime And gets remanded for long in despair The spirit loses the ability...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
7 days ago

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 down Every frie...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
8 days ago

HOW MANY?

As my flesh pops and sizzles And my bones dissolve I agonizingly ponder how many Like me boil in a witch’s cauldron I am being boiled alive in a vat Soaked in vitriolic hate and malice The hag cackling and blowing the inferno A broad I once calle...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
8 days ago

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 out In the blinding afterglow of light In the gloom of the dark tunnel The cold dazzle of the pearl Lures you i...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
8 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
18 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
18 days 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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
18 days 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 t...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
18 days 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 wo...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
19 days ago

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 flamboy...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
19 days 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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
19 days 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 p...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
19 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
19 days 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 re...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
20 days 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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
24 days 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 t...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
24 days 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 lik...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 W...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 Do...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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! ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days ago

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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 dead © GIDRAF MWANGI

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 no...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 making I am stuck to the good old quaint Of verses wrapped in stanzas I believed that each line of verse Ought to be a p...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 mi...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days ago

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 gloom The days hover away like eagles Leaving me utterly dismayed With no chance to flip the volumes To at least regain the...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 ar...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 sleep My belabored wheezing brea...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days ago

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 all! T...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days 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 flopp...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
25 days ago

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 seen As I strolled around Mukuyu town I gazed at this or watched that scene I overheard gossips of women And avidly w...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days 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 nightmares The hour of reckoning The minute of doom The second of regrets T...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 whim...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 formu...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 gear Thin claw-like hands, dry and flaky Holding a staff from a Mutundu Tree Across the shoulders behind the neck Which is thin and mott...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 perish Man, for protection, kills the lion The lion king, in anger, butchers the antelope ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days 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! Y...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 abide. Minds that dance to the ancient tune, Make the most of their time. They manifest their imagination’s scope, ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days ago

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 t...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
26 days 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 sight The other fork tine twine Into a broad thoroughfare With a hard-packed ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 garbs! His girlfriend…my friend! ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 empty I know despair’s...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days ago

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 s...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days ago

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 malediction They love to twaddle on nothing Tripping tongue on trivial things But neigh will they talk sense But profession...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 everything It is anti...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 sleeping All of the...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days ago

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 help! I wear too heavy make up Do...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 rel...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
28 days 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 interfere. Oh! The many lianas, Climbing creeping leaping, Strutting...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 grandeur To a new day! Goes the homage Of the pious kind Who find revelat...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 sink Carrying bags and baggages Of filthy clothes of mine Rummaging through them Sh...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 despair Whence do I begin And whence do I end Am I alive at...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 handwriting Danger when it lurks around me Draw up ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 feeling When despair’s tentacles engulf me And squeeze me hope-...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 knock...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 made Mother sought to mend you once But she forgot in the due course Maina my brother tried once But his knowledge was not ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 after-images...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 happiness The mind so innocent With no hurdle to im...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 hol...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 mind You say I can get away from trouble When during the night I am hu...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 stands Although often harmless in intent S...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 i...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 fiel...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 horror? T...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

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 point I mesmerize you I make you happy Suc...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 assured Though the rain pours Thunders deafening me And lightning bl...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 Armageddon! It spells the dea...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 lumin...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days 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 illusion Waking up was always at night When the neighboring village was asleep Wagging to your eyes was the dreadful daily sch...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

Distractions

You really want to concentrate; You have your brows tightly knit Your eyes screwed to pinpoints Your mental muscles pulled taut But this monster is seriously determined Blowing your efforts to mere puffs Breaking your concentration fatally Brushi...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
29 days ago

Tears!

Stinging Pelting, cascading Slushing, sliding down Crowding, rounding, dropping down Dop! Patter! Splatter! Liquid agony! Tears! © GIDRAF MWANGI

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month 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 MWANGI

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month ago

Honey-moon!!!

Oh! The many times I have dreamt The many fantasies I make The many temptations I fight Of starting the journey fast The yearning flows in my blood And is always reveled by the love etched in my heart Of the place and its glory abound And it...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month 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 honor? An...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month 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 stag...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month 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 stinking Short skirts that are raised Showing their thighs bared Should you show as though interested Shockingly they will ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

added by GIDRAF
1 month 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 further It’s like a mud-fish Squirming underneath Only a cloud of mu...

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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 ...

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1 month 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 figure Fate ...

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1 month 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 all? They come in divers...

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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 Yo...

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1 month 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 labyrint...

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1 month 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 nature? Rock is the most eminent citizen A resident whose castle is Strong Sometimes he towers to the skies And plants the Mountain ...

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1 month 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...

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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 blind And so there gr...

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1 month 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 bouldy The files in the ...

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1 month 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 Born...

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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 none! When you start your wonderful entry The birds always dance and sing with merry The swa...

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1 month 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 ...

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1 month 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! Discuss! Discuss the digestion of a dog Discuss the cause of smog Discuss how to make a parking log D...

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1 month 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 solitary He loathes the time he is taken out In the dead of the night and no light in sight When the fisher...

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1 month 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 them They are small and nimble With strong and supple limbs One prefers the fours throughout The other after a time weans o...

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1 month 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 coul...

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1 month 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 tear At school they tell me you contain Many constituents Solids in fact, though minuscule Still I wonder how solids can Flow like liq...

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1 month 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 happiness Here the walk is sedentary Nature...

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1 month 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 MWANGI

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1 month 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 goats Everyone looks for a scapegoat To sail for them in the blame boat Edging away and far from it To keep your fame and face ...

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1 month 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 there? A medley of sculpted shapes That sequence out in a month Fr...

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1 month 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 ...

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1 month 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 ball Whenever ...

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1 month 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 ...

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1 month 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 death The leaves are grey misty As the ...

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1 month 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 molded To enjoy the lif...

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1 month 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 h...

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1 month 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 indeed! Reacts to tough...

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1 month 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 sense! Who was...

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1 month 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 MWANGI

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1 month 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 sun Oh! Your laughter, daughter of the hills Shows ‘mbanya’ in the center place Among a row of white ...

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1 month 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 prayer! It is musical. It is lyrical. It...

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1 month 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 sky The voices in m...

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1 month 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 ab...

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1 month 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 quality It is malevolent in all aspects Rea...

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1 month 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 damned Its s...

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1 month 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 gloom As the teacher drones on He goes on furrowing brows Staring at nothing Lost so...

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1 month 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 mad...

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1 month 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 tick...

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1 month 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 me! An informal encounter Is a gawky affair Resplendent in blue blushes And a murmur, splutt...

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1 month 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 true ...

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1 month 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 m...

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1 month 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 muscles Whenever you try to be awake And cre...

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1 month 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 wonder On your hind legs, fores ...

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1 month 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 sewage The weather is cursed Fixated on maximum damage Melting ic...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 ...

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1 month 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 this? The media exalts it to the high heavens By embroidering it with good scenes They trick to make it a reality But can fan...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 omen Whack! Whish! Whash! Stick Snap! Crack! Dark burns Tears teete...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 freedom B for the army bee Brandishing its sting Bravely guar...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 one! My mother a painting of pain, Everyday a groan of trouble. My father an...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 poetry Paint a clown of ...

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1 month 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 cold In the bush by the path I laid Watching dawn in its most splendid Wriggling through my youthful mind And ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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

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1 month 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 black An em...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 go I hoped to marry a beauty And have a merry brood Now the thought, ...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 raw A sharp unkind word hurts t...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month 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 living Nobody told me you were roy...

by GIDRAF MWANGI

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1 month ago

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