All posts by Vincent de Paul

I am a writer (perhaps due to my constant harping about it). I have showcased my works on online fora, and then built my own home at www.poeticjustnes.com where I ramble ceaselessly about love and life. My book, First Words, won the Nairobi International Book Fair (NIBF) Literary Awards organized by the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) in 2010.

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Angel Michael’s Dead

When it comes to matters of heart I find myself at loggerheads. Somebody said ‘Listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye…’ Well, I think Shiri didn’t give heed to this advice when she walked out on me. I listen to my dark heart and know that Shiri was my only ‘real’ thing I … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Angel Michael’s Dead

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Time to Change?

Break up is never easy, even if you are a priest. Honest-to-God, it has not been easy knowing that Shiri walked out on me, and the reality of it makes it worse. It’s hard to walk away, you know, especially when what you think of is the only thing that connected you to life itself. … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Time to Change?

Diary of a Rogue Priest: The Breakup

I have been drinking since Friday. The bottle of Guinness in front of me is the umpteenth today, but I still can write this. On Friday I went to the Carnivore. Yesterday, Captain Fr. Kamau invited me to the barracks. In the barracks booze is cheap. Long after mid-night I was still sober enough to … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: The Breakup

Diary of a Rogue Priest: How I Killed the Bishop

I can feel it in my nerves. Every part of my body is yelling ‘Liar! Liar.’ I can feel that Shiri has known about me. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have behaved that way last week. And she wouldn’t have switched off her phone on me. I am hoping she calls me, just but to tell me … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: How I Killed the Bishop

Diary of A Rogue Priest: Love Slippin’ Away

Diary of A Rogue Priest: Love Slippin’ Away

“Hello sweetheart,” I said as I leaned in to kiss her on the cheek. Not that she offered anyway. I had at last I got Shiri (by sheer luck) and she had conceded to meeting me (obviously at her place of choice). I couldn’t believe what my eyes were telling me. When I sat down … Continue reading Diary of A Rogue Priest: Love Slippin’ Away

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Schism in the Church

  I still haven’t heard from Shiri and I am beginning to have the jeepers and creepers. What the hell could possibly be wrong? Anything could have happened to her. Anything! Her phone has been off, and whenever I call her office I’m told she is not there. Well, I don’t doubt her even for … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Schism in the Church

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change

Today is Easter Sunday. The church world over is celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Easter is the greatest feast for all Christians (not Christmas). On this day we are all delivered from the powers of darkness by the death of Jesus on the cross, and chains of sin … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Ought’a Change

Diary of a Rogue Priest: The Assassin

Now, the story is about to begin. At the Baden-Württemberg camp I joined the others and we were brainwashed with creed and dogma. “We are asasiyun,” said the man who was introduced to us as Oberst Silenen. “We are the true believers and faithful of the foundation of faith.” He talked for almost a quarter … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: The Assassin

Diary of a Rogue Priest: Story of My Life

Shiri came from Israel on Monday. On Wednesday we had a date at the Intercontinental Hotel (the girl has class). After dessert she took my hand and led upstairs. This came by surprise. I wanted to tell her that I couldn’t, but deep inside me I knew I ought to play along, to be there … Continue reading Diary of a Rogue Priest: Story of My Life