Author Archives: marobbie

How to Read a Love Story

In my quest to exorcise the thoughts of my beloved from my mind, I started some months ago to read all the books that he raved about. I thought that once I finished them all, I will finish with him … Continue reading

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The Shadows of My Past

Some time ago I came across an undated handwritten text in my papers. Even though I relocated a dozen times in the last two decades, I find it hard to get rid of anything handwritten. I have with me all … Continue reading

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My Grudge Against Team England

For the past few weeks I have been watching the football (or what my American friends call soccer). Now I have a few more grudges to bear against the English. The team I support is the traditional adversary to the … Continue reading

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Afflicted

Love songs make me cry Now that I learned the language Spoken in the heart.

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Trying to Heal My Heart

It is over a year now since I first met my beloved, and I now admit that I have initially underestimated the depth and resilience of my feelings. The last post I wrote took a while to compose, I wanted … Continue reading

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Against Homophobia

On May 17th, my employer held an event to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). It was the first time the Rainbow Flag was seen at the Nairobi headquarters of my organisation, and that in itself … Continue reading

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The Original Love is Blind Quote..

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind. And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. Nor hath Love’s mind of any judgment taste— Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste. And therefore is Love said to be a … Continue reading

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This Furtive Love

Tell me to get lost. Say you’re fed up , and mean it! Teach your eyes to lie.   Don’t love me mutely, I can handle rejection, Not this furtive love.  

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My New Companion

I am with the pain It holds me like a lover then bleeds from my eyes.

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Your Meditation Or Mine?

Things you said you liked: The touch of Damascus steel; Sand between your toes. Sensual, I thought. But now I use senses too, to temper the pain.

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