Author Archives: marobbie

The Wrong Type of Available

Your online status Its ‘Available’ mocks me, to me? surely not. But I wouldn’t care if I knew you were present for some who will cry. Those souls will not mind, if you leave all the deadlines behind, when you … Continue reading

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Mashed Green Bananas and Other Comfort Foods

I have mentioned here before that I have very simple taste in food. My favourite dishes are the ones that are simple to prepare, use accessible ingredients, and are made with very little waste. I was not this diligent half … Continue reading

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Cake For Breakfast

Yesterday I turned fifty, and it was a day of many blessings. There was no huge party, no great announcements on Facebook and social media. It was just a quiet morning to reflect and be grateful. I am lucky, and … Continue reading

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I Wish He Knew

Tell the dear one, who dwells within my heart That I see him there, even when we do not meet. That my eyes are attached to the sight of him, Even when we are far apart. I wish he knew … Continue reading

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Lament of the Forgotten

I send only one, of fifty texts that I draft then say it’s the last. Chiselled from heartache, my words pretend to be light, love hides in plain sight. And each time I get a thoughtless response, or none I … Continue reading

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The Humble Radish and Other Simple Pleasures

The negative aspects of quarantine are often mentioned these days. I have seen some adverse effects in my own life. Today however is a day to appreciate some of the nice and simple things. This is now my third month … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of COVID-19

Difficult trials sometimes bring out the best in humanity, but they could also reveal its worst and most depraved behaviours. It depends on what type of news we want to hear. We could either see acts of solidarity and compassion, … Continue reading

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Unwritten

Time passes quickly, and things could change in the blink of an eye. It has been over two months since I broke one self-imposed silence, and two weeks since we all had to self-isolate. I am glad that I met … Continue reading

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Two Love Letters

I wrote so many letters to the man whose existence in my life was an outward curse but an inner blessing. Two of them, separated by almost a year of suffering, punctuate and chronicle the evolution of my feelings for … Continue reading

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A Late Review of 2019

So much has happened since I last wrote to this blog. The year that passed came heavy with difficulties and heartache, and although I felt the urgent need to unburden, I was frequently torn between the need for brutal honesty, … Continue reading

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