A Letter To My Late Sister

Dear Jael, The night of that day in 1994 was cold. Watching your soul depart after that grain of rice choked you did not mean much to me then. I did not understand death. I thought you choked funnily and my bursting into laughter must have seemed like mockery to you. You just went silent […]

Free Yourself To Free People

Life has taught me that there is no other way to be happy other than being myself. The world will want to fix you into boxes you will struggle to fit. People will want you to do things that work to their advantage than your comfort and peace. If you are a friend, work for […]

A Letter To My Soon To Be Woman

Dear You, I’ve been having funny dreams lately. I see you walking into my life with parachutes and lots of bags – baggage. Yes, I know we are about to fly, but are you ready to carry my luggage too? I’ve been born and raised in closed boxes and where I am now is a […]

Love Starts Within

The world is a round place full of flat faces; cold hearts and fast music. Every person has his untold story. You will be judged by your looks: how you dress, what you eat, and the tone of your voice. You had better have a good voice, otherwise you’ll be ridiculed all your life. But […]

Knowing The African Bull: Oduor Jagero Lauches TRUE CITIZEN

It was the eve of Poetry Spot back in 2012. I had been wondering what I would perform the next day as I had registered to be among the participating poets of that month’s edition two weeks prior. My name was in people’s lips but Rixpoet was still the timid poet trying to earn a […]

Letting Go And Letting God

I turned 26 on 15th June. Life has been quite a journey. The beauty of it all; no one’s ever been to today. All days are new. I never imagined myself this big or this old. God has accorded me the time so I live through it the best way I can. I learnt that […]

Speechless Words

  I’ve been a lady Walking naked across cold streets Looking for a place to rest my soul These buildings have no love at all But they…they hide my secrets Pick me up when I fall At my place where angels come There is a fire we light Where we eat food for thought Wisdom […]

My Unwritten Poem

There have been poets before the sun rose today Who weaved words and gave them life eternal But you, You are my unwritten poem No words I find that befit the crust of your existence I tell you, How I wish I could play the orutu, But your presence in silence is music enough To […]

God Does Not Exist?

Millions of people the world over have diverse beliefs and cultural systems. Religions exist out of the core belief that there is a higher power than men. Even so, not everyone believes that there is a spirit world out here, and you can’t compel people to believe in what, to them, does not seem real […]

Letter To A Poet

Dear Poet, I pray that this finds you in good health. I am doing fine, thankful to the Lord for bringing rain. It has been overwhelmingly hot lately. So much has been happening on the poetry scene and I thought it would be wise if we had a little tête-à-tête regarding the same. You and I […]

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