Deathly

 Drifting with the wind on a dusty Monday morning is an old man with days far spent, and night, dangerously near. Strolling down the avenue, with trees saluting his age, the wind caressing his grace and the earth adjusting for his fade. He hangs his worn pouch of ages which he has no shame. His…

YOUNG AND FOOLISH

Under the Dogonyaro (neem) tree in the air of the night, a mise en scene for a hoodwink plot. Birds chirp to the site of yet another deliance. “there goes another Bromeo and Dreamliet,” the birds sang. Lights, camera, action! Comfy in the cloud of their own imagination are two young boobs holding hands and sharing…

THE POLITICAL DANCE OF DECEPTION

THE POLITICAL DANCE OF DECEPTION It all starts with a declaration Then the impetus, gusto and a pseudo-slogan shoved unto banners and fliers to the tune of deception Then comes the promises and effortless utterances A gathering of godforsaken, held captive by their selfish ambitions keeping afloat on their thirst for power, and driven by…

Nosocomial Engagements; my view on medical marriage

Marriage is a state of being united to a person of the ‘opposite sex’ as husband and wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. This connubiality is a natural phenomenom with which nature herself did not instruct beyond choice of sex, and possibly, a check of compatibility. The notion that two professionals…

Tragedy et Courtesy

Tragedy lacks courtesy… It encroaches stealthily, as if on the paws of a feline, during our jolly times. Dawns on us regally when our attention is taken, without bidding. Befalls like a cyclone, leaving a trail of ruination along its course. Licking its paws of the blood of our beloved ones, to our faces, in…

Hello, Darkness My Old Friend

Hello, Darkness my old friend… I’ve come to talk to you again. You used to numb me like novocaine You used to be my oxygen In your company I breathe, I shine, I flourish. Me, myself and you (darkness) alone in you. You showed me the deepest secrets of you. How to be alone with…

Preach hate; Bleach faith

Preach hate; bleach faith. Rasp some pipe dream into their platter of hope.  Feast upon their ignorance Snooze on their bed of chains.  Make their wail your sonorous dwell of slumber. Bloat your guts as their sweat moisten your orchard. Orphan their cubs to climax their agony as you blow your head in their maiden’s…

Cloaked Camaraderie

Slowly, do not make a sound My head is in the cloud and I’m all in I made a friend till world end Slowly, do not make a sound Her radiant smile and glowy style Her soothing words, her numbing touch Slowly, do not make a sound When she passes me by, my world stops…

GREGORY OPENS A NEW BOOK

   Its no longer news that we’ve dived into a new book authored by Gregory; The Gregorian calendar. Another dawn in the sequence of calendar markings.    How did the day start for me? I bet I was on my bed cutting down my study load. If I weren’t doing that, I would have been…

Suffering in silence

How do I say it… How can I tell it? The tale of the man that weighed in his sanity for the warmth of a woman And got heart-whipped after he served his purpose as a nose rag He is indeed a fool for he saw it coming but played blind Now he wears a…

Enigma

Mind not my way of life. It always seems I’m down and out, and out of luck. Leaving me staring into blank space like a space cadet nursing the wildest, most unattainable dream. I could be. But the irony is, not even I can give full accounts of my psychological escapades talk more of you….

Dearly beloved (ODE 2)

Dearly beloved… You’re once again remembered on this day You’re that Earthly jewel that air has struggled, and is “sorry” to have filled the space you used to own. Your loss is an irreplaceable one. I hope you’re cosy in the seventh heaven, Utopia, Nirvana,  or wherever the winds of time have carried you… Where…

ODE

The Sun, sets & rises. Dew, drops & Soars. Rain precipitates & condenses. Dust descends & ascend. My beloved came, gave her heart & soul, and is gone. Dead leaves putrefy to flourish again.  Ripples spread to settle again. Seas rise to calm again. The Phoenix burns itself on a funeral pyre to rise from…

A BURDENED HEART

Innocent as he is. Gentle as he strolls Begets the rising sun; beholds her beauty To the rise and fall of his bosom arose innocuous thoughts seeding every step From the lazy swing of his arm to the innumerous bodily synchrony that ambulates him And the subtle regular rhythmic jamming of the lump of flesh…