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Unraveling: Final Episode

Let’s meet on a plain field Where sunshine doesn’t ruin the feel Let’s meet outdoors Baring emotions outwards Let’s meet for old times Starting again not on borrowed times Let’s meet with substance Our wounds healed, our minds right Let’s meet with a level head Man and woman basking clear Let’s meet and deliberate And … Continue reading Unraveling: Final Episode

Unraveling ep15 of 16

She sat there, once, twice gazing tentatively Trying to recollect a time When memory was like a glass of Amarula Sweet and intoxicating She sat there and found none Her mind and body had become numb Her soul floats in a sea of calmness All energy from years of pain dissipated Leaving behind a hollow … Continue reading Unraveling ep15 of 16

Unraveling ep14 of 16

I am amazed at the grace I received Grace that brought glory days I had perceived Alternatively still, my faith had grown On words I had known Still I toil from morn to morn To love myself and those that mourn For grace persist to right my wrongs The love I’ve lived, the bad or … Continue reading Unraveling ep14 of 16

Unraveling ep13 of 16

The pressure of holding back pain Coursed through her, weakening her veins Her eyes slithered at the sound of her voice Her words never left stuck somewhere in between She wanted to plunder, not plow Yet she watches her and never grows Leah came awake with a start, shooting up in her bed. For a … Continue reading Unraveling ep13 of 16

Unraveling ep12 of 16

In surviving, he fought In loving, he fought In dreams, he fought For her, he fought. Now he fights For lies and brutal truths For as a man who demons distress He fights with every breath and strength The crickets punctuated the dark silence with their chirps. Fireflies made their rounds, swerving in circles, glowing … Continue reading Unraveling ep12 of 16

Unraveling ep11 of 16

This time I will approach her Say those things I have held back This time I will conquer it For heart is heart, no fearing it Love’s only pain is unrequited Love’s gentle flow if always felt This time I will approach her Her eyes did twinkle when I smiled This time I will conquer … Continue reading Unraveling ep11 of 16

Unraveling ep10 of 16

I can feel the warmth of his breath His hand and their sweat His body is hard, hard in all places Including his heart I can feel his edges Edges and his scoffs His smell is gripping, sweat smell intoxicating My senses are dwindling, My defenses breaking I hope he can feel mine too See … Continue reading Unraveling ep10 of 16

Unraveling ep9 of 16

When the heart beats at nothing but itself, she wonders When the belly twitches for nothing in particular, she wonders When the shivering starts and the weather isn’t chilling, she wonders When the life seems devoid of plan or purpose, she wonders On whose path is she treading? What does she long for A snippet … Continue reading Unraveling ep9 of 16

Unraveling ep6 of 16

All promises were made Not all were kept Some we remembered, Some we deliberately dismembered All promises are strong Like bonds on bonds Yet all we break. For reasons, mostly our sakes JJ was ill besotted at life. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonades. He swore at the originator of that statement. The … Continue reading Unraveling ep6 of 16

Unraveling ep2 of 16

In an altar of delight A girl beamed her light Just to alter her plight Yet – she sunk in her fright In an altar of desire A boy played with fire Trapped in lust vicious fist Yet – he sought to escape its midst. Leah Abba stood at the back of the large hall … Continue reading Unraveling ep2 of 16

Chlamydia Calls for Vengeance

Chlamydia Calls for Vengeance

One step, then two and she sinks, screaming for help, How was she even able to walk on water all these years Nevertheless, he whispers to her, “Welcome, welcome.” He had it, he won. He robbed her family, broke into her home and raped her. She should have seen it coming, Too broke to go … Continue reading Chlamydia Calls for Vengeance

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“Unaware”- 3

Tayo got to the office on  Monday morning feeling less than refreshed and ready for work. For the first time in months, he truly pitied his wife, Ibimina. He had not realised that Tami, his daughter had become more than a hand’s full. It seemed it was easier to love from afar instead of involving … Continue reading “Unaware”- 3

The Bloodband 1 (Our Monthly Bread)

Our father, which art in Heaven Hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven Give us this month our monthly bread… I paused writing immediately I discovered the error in my answer. I smiled. Our monthly bread? I asked myself. Surely this was not written … Continue reading The Bloodband 1 (Our Monthly Bread)