Creative Writing

I Can’t Breathe: Africa Mourns George Floyd |Sylvia Karimi

June 12, 2020

By Silvia Karimi I had hitherto lived in denial. My tutors wouldn’t persuade me on the deadly manifestations of racism; how it was raging in some parts of the world. The many literary works I read, the many discussions I had with my colleagues in class, the many articles that condemned racism to the core…none […]

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DeepWord 103:

August 26, 2019

DeepWord 103:When you visit a home,look at its pets eg cats,dogs etcetera ;emaciated or well taken of?,look at the cattle eg donkeys ;are they full of wounds,thin or thriving with health,look at workers(servants);their plates,clothes,house ,faces(bright or gloomy under oppression),how do they speak when the masters are around;tone,inclination,body posture etcetera,how do the masters address them and […]

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DeepWord 102:

August 22, 2019

DeepWord 102: Contrary to many,as you drift away from the point i am more inclined to listen keenly,pay more attention, waiting to the very end to see if you retrace your steps back to the point.Speak few words,straight to the point;my friend.Speak few words many points; my life time friend.Speak no words many points;my all […]

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Final Approver

July 26, 2019

Final Approver (a poem of a believer) Oh Lord you are my approver; Oh Lord you live and reign in infinites; Oh Lord yours is infinite Wisdom; Oh Lord yours is infinite Mercy; Oh Lord yours is infinite Love; Oh Lord even if the entire world said yes,you say no,its a NO; Oh Lord even […]

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DeepWord 101

June 25, 2019

A warrior: Who is a warrior? Is he made or born? Is he that perfect marksman? Is he that perfect swinger of the sword? Is he that man with the heart of a lion impenetrable to fear? Is he that man with heart of stone impenetrable to whims,beggings and other feelings? Is he that person […]

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W.A.R

June 25, 2019

(a memoir of a soldier) War who are you? War who invented you? War who are your partners? Isn’t greed one of them? Isn’t hunger one of them? Isn’t disease one of them? Isn’t anguish one of them? Isn’t strife one of them? Isn’t death the chief of them? War aren’t you really a monster? […]

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FAST LOVE

June 25, 2019

(a poem; from a parent to parents) Fast love is fast life: Means fast food; Means fast toys; Means fast education; Means fast marriages; Means fast death; Ultimately fast damnation. But what they need is true love: True love knows when its a NO; True love knows when its a YES; True love is patient; […]

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My Light

April 8, 2019

In pain or joy,my light will shine from you oh Lord In war or peace ,my light will shine from you oh Lord In sickness or in health,my light will shine from you oh Lord In mourning or in celebrations,my light will shine from you oh Lord In starvation or in plenty, my light will […]

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NEW Policy

March 27, 2019

N.E.W, this is an acronym for No Extra Word. Many are words we produce on daily basis,but have you ever thought about their effects.Don’t you know that just a single word can be the thin line between you and trouble. NEW Policy endeavours to be the guide on words management in various set ups. There […]

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DAYS OF THE BETTER

January 13, 2019

DAYS OF THE BETTER These are the days you heard aboutThese are the days we would love it more than themThese are the days ,the biggerr the tomato the better,no matter the fertilizerThese are the days ,the sweeter the melon the better,no matter the syringesThese are the days ,the brighter the banana the better, no […]

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Rainy Day

August 24, 2018

This a typical day in the office,no signs of rain,by around 3:30 pm you start hearing a slight rumbling and when you gaze out from your fifth floor office you see faint lightning you think it won’t rain,an idea in your brain tells you Ahah! this is one of those cross-month slight sudden weather change(eg […]

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ZIP,epitome of power

August 24, 2018

You may call it a fly,zipper or whatever you wish,but you don’t fathom the power of this little device:the doorway to the treasure house,apart from ‘idly’ lying astrand the two rail lines it stands between your comfort and discomfort,decency and indecency,honor and dishonor.Wait until yours gets undone,probably in a public place and you wouldn’t realise […]

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