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Trust the Process

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." -- Barack Obama I have the final say. The long term game is everything to me. As you say, I …

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The Hashtag that is “Me too”

You never felt that way.  Never. It had never occurred to  you, you could even feel that way.  No way.   And every time it confuses whether your strength lied in holding on,  Or in letting go.   Today is the anniversary  of everything. A day that marks the beginning of the end.  The day you gave …

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You Left Us

**** You betrayed us The problem is that we confronted you.  In the melee you became a shadow. What changed you,   remains a mystery. One clothed in high culture black swahili saree's.  One hidden in the eventuality of becoming an educated man. One hell of an aftermath when you became,  what you became. Your …

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I Refuse to Feel…

And yet there is life and love.   You have tasted both like pints of dew,  and you can't tell how they taste because its neither the gay of water,  or the sugar of cane. They are not even bitter. Your English teacher neither gave a name for what is not sour.   So you resort to …

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Kisuma: End of the Road

In the Shoes of Interracial Relationships - my persona is an African-American Woman Living in Malawi, who flies to Kenya for her Uncle's final respects.  I have told people before that I first fell in love in Kisumu. While this story has conjured a feeling of inertia. A kind of feeling that has overwhelmed me how …

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This thing Called Education

Dear Ministry of Education We Dont Get Married to Remain Virgins We are coming out of education uneducated.  When you first rolled out free primary education, affordable public secondary schools and subsidized government funded university programs, we didn't know that free was cheap. When I began schooling, I didn't know it would be a lie. …

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Young and Restless

Roughly, you  have eighty percent chances of becoming addicted to alcohol or substance abuse by age 25. Her face shines with unease . On her other side is another one of her age. A girl of average height, a teen most probably, and could be fifteen.Approaching them from a distance,  their faces beam with smiles …

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A wandering Star Moving On

The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius The question, at least for this one moment, feels like a stack of weight heavily lifted above my soul. But somewhere in the middle of my insecurities, I still can feel  the weight of everything hanging loosely above me.  And this weight …

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Nights I Wished I Would Never Wake

This post has been lying on my computer for months, so I wondered why not .... Those Nights I Wished I Would Never Wake Are Ironically the Nights that were too long to find sleep.  Nights I drifted into sorrow with the hope of saving myself.  Nights that I wished I would get her back. …

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