Poem: Thank You

Photo by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay The language I writeis not my mother tongue, yetyou read my heart well. Author’s note: My mother tongue is Swahili. English is my second language and German is my third language; in the order...

Poem: The Tale Of A Garden

Photo by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay Apple did not like gettingboiled for a sauce and went tocabbage. Boiled or fried?Dried. It’s lenient than cooking.Eggplant was plump and viewedfig, who believed reincarnated asgrapes in flatland without dew.Honey needed melon to be a fruit.Icebergs in...

Poem: The Wind

Photo by Emmie_Norfolk from Pixabay The wind dressedin petals necklace and asked,“Why hate colored?” First published by The POM, on Medium. ...

A Monologue/Pep Talk Poem: To The Gladiators of Scribing

Photo by dOn niE from Pixabay We unite in light of expressing feelings, inspiring ideas, and provoking thoughts. This place calls for every writer and every poet destined to the creation of writing to rise now. You stand here like literature giants, as you are! If there...

Poem: The Pigeons In Your Cages

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Humthe lumpin your throat. Speakthe ragein your mind. Wailthe griefin your heart. Openthe ruinsin your soul. Releasethe pigeonsin your cages. Acceptthe humanin your spirit. First published by ILLUMINATION ...

Haiku Poem: Made To Shine

A child with albinism during the author's book launch of Jai the Albino Cow. Photo by author. Made to shine on earthbrightening like the spring moondespite ill torments First published by ILLUMINATION Author’s note: This poem is a dedication to people with albinism. On this International ...

Essay: How Can Each One of Us Save the World?

Image by Pixaline from Pixabay Our twenty-first-century world is overflowing with environmental issues and humanitarian crises. The air is gray with pollution. The oceans and rivers are inundated with garbage. Trees are bending in desperation. Bodies are stained with disasters. Minds are torn...

Shairi: Je, Wewe Ni Mbaguzi?

Picha na Nick Bolton kutoka Unsplash Unapofikiria yeye ni:mshambawa kujawa mjiniwa kijiwenimvutajitajirimaskini. Unaposema yeye hana:mtindiwowomwiliunywele. Unaposema yeye ana:ubapamianzitegenjitikipilipili. Unapomuita yeye ni:bundijalalacheupecheusishombemhindi kokomzungu pori. Je, wewe ni mbaguzi? ...

A Reflection on Righteous Anger

Photo by Marquise Kamanke on Unsplash He appeared on my Instagram feed as a snuff film. I watched him call for his momma. I heard him like a mother would hear her child calling for her. I am a coward. Normally, I avoid such...

Poem: At Last The Fine Looking Learns

Image by Med Ahabchane from Pixabay You are here in the womb of Earth. Inside the woman’s water felt inadequatefor you were crafted with beliefs of men.Whoever carried you for nine months,was a temple you can spurn as you wished.Here you were sent to resurrect....

A Poet’s Journal: An in-depth Journey of Creating One Poem

Photo by charan sai from Pexels Traveling is one way of collecting ideas for creative writing. Travel destinations are butterflies without wings. A poet can create wings for these places to reach many. Consequently, readers can experience a destination through poetry without...

Pandemic Poem: The Neighbour’s Prayer

Illustration by Lélie Lesage for United Nations COVID-19 Response on Unsplash Our neighbourwho is near and afar.Hell is not a placewith me in your near.Your cry has comeI lend you my humon this crisis until it’s gone. Let me hear you not dreadof kindness chaffed...