A Poem: Please Take My Wings

It was December 2014 when I read an article with a title: The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything”. To date, I am still haunted. Tell God how – harmful acts justify religion blood smears deeds of faith. But before...

World Environment Day (WED) 2015

Every year on June 5, we honour World Environment Day to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The theme of this year is sustainable lifestyles. The topic has a room for everyone because every action counts. Take a moment to question how...

2015 Resident Storyteller & Poet in SIBYL Magazine

I am so delighted to be a published article writer and poet for SIBYL MAGAZINE: FOR THE SPIRIT AND SOUL OF WOMAN. For the entire year of 2015, my written works (articles and poems) will be published inside an international personal/spiritual growth, women-centric magazine. As...

Poem: Peace (Amani)

RIP, dearest cousin Amani Kweka We crumbled as you slipped by leaving a trail of doting memories. A son passed away yesterday night. If November was to delay this tragedy I would bribe it with dozen of poppies. But, consolation is God’s instrument. Raindrops drumming on the roof an orchestra of heavenly reception. He...

Various Poems in When Women Waken

I am so delighted to be a published poet for When Women Waken: A Journal of Poetry, Prose and Images. This online literary journal publishes fresh voices and art in English from around the world. Every spring, summer and fall/winter they provide a theme, whereby potential...

Letter to Nyerere

* Julius Kambarage Nyerere also referred to as Baba wa Taifa (Father of the Nation) was Tanzania’s first president. He died on 14 October 1999, aged 77. Today Tanzanians commemorate 15 years since the death of the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere. I have decided to...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: When You Two Kissed

This poem was first published by Naturewriting.com It was first Monday of March, Spring was not so far away. I stumbled upon your kingdom, Next to longest river in the country. Chirping birds urged me near, For magic of a cold sunny day. Mesmerised by what became, Of bulbs united with ground. I felt...

AuthorHouse presents Gloria D. Gonsalves and “Danloria”

AuthorHouse couldn’t be more pleased to welcome back regular contributor Gloria D. Gonsalves. A self-published novelist and poet, Gloria has returned to Author’s Digest to talk about her new book, Danloria: The Secret Forest of Germania. “All the plant characters and scenes were inspired by the...

Blog Action Day 2013 – Human Rights and the Environment

Today Wednesday, 16 October 2013 is Blog Action Day. I have joined 1000s other bloggers, from different countries, languages and interest to have a global conversation about Human Rights. I have chosen to write about Human Rights and the Environment. “Destroying nature by deforestation, forest fires, war...

On Religion and My Writing

To those who have written to ask of my religious denomination, I have one question for you. Did you see on this page a religious criterion to join it? Religion should not be about converting or judging others. I would like to think that as humans...