I GAVE UP

We broke upMe, myself & I, weren’t working, the relationship‘Twas too toxic I gave up Tired of picking me upToo many fights, l couldn’t keep upSo we broke up, ’twas too toxic I gave up I thought about me & clearly I couldn’t copeI had to put myself first, I needed to escapeSo we broke…

THEY ARE US

I think it important to acknowledge the humanity in our children, treat them with respect and dignity they deserve, validate them, believe in them be their cheerleaders, their advocates and be there for them. Love them even if and no matter what. We need to parent them with the understanding that we have so much…

THEY LIED MAMA!

I wish you had lived longer mamaLong enough to see Kenya & meBe all you had dreamt we’d becomeYears on end you labouredAnd gave birth to Kenya & meYour sons & daughters before meFought for my freedomThey did mamaThey fought fo my dignityThey couldn’t stay eitherThey had to leave too You fought your fight for…

BBI THE UNDERTAKER

She laboured for decades She lost a lot of bloodWeak & in poor healthOur motherland died at childbirth Leaving behind a legacy of resilienceHer fight gave birth to freedomShe fought till the end, for her childrenShe fought to give a future, to her children She fought for the dignity of her childrenShe fought for their educationShe…

LOCKDOWN

Trapped in my my headChains in thoughtsBind my deedsI need to break free A prisoner in my mindI try to rise upDoubt stands guardIt holds me back It yanks backThe confidence in meAnd every time I try to runNot good enough trips me Courage steps upTries to pick me upNot once, has it failedIt gave…

WEBBED CONNECTIONS

What do I say?When you pour outYour heartAnd it’s nothing but hurt What do I say?When you lay it all bareWhat is on your mindAnd it’s nothing but torment What do I sayThat is meaningful?I barely know who you areAnd I want to reach out What do I say?I want to mean what I sayBut…

WOUNDS WILL HURT!

Do you believe me now?You stumbled & fellAnd the sky didn’t fallI told you, you’d survive And live to tellIt has happens to us allFear not, it’s not in the fallGrowth is in the rising up Trust me childYou will fall, not onceBruises will comeSome from broken trustMade worse by denialFestering in betrayalThe wounds will…

WORDS IN MY HEAD

I can see you’re hurtingI can hear it in your voiceI know what I should sayIn my head, I have the wordsTo take away your hurtClearly spelt out, I can see themI can hear me say them I can see it in your eyesThe pain is consumingAnd I know what I should sayI have the…

TELL HIM !

If you see himTell him I forgave himFor being careless with my heartLong gone are the days when my heartWhen my heart beat only for him If you see himTell him he can move onI hold nothing against himLong gone are the days of tormentAnd torturous were the nightsWhen I lay awake thinking about him…

I HOPE YOU REMEMBER!

If tomorrow never comesWill you remember our yesterday?Will you recall the love that birthed us? If tomorrow never comesWill you remember the magic of our yesterday,And recall the beauty of watching us, our love, grow? If tomorrow never comesWill you recall the journey of our yesterday?Will you remember how far we have come? If tomorrow…