The train of life moves too fast.
A young man walks onto the stage and boldly proclaims that he is a rapist. At the audience’s shocked gasp, he reiterates, “Yes, I am a rapist!”
The past few days have been some of the toughest that I’ve ever been through. The one thing that has kept me going and stopped me from drowning under the weight of it all has been my village. My friendships. My people.
Author: Joel Benjamin Ntwatwa (Nevender) Genre: Poetry Publishing House: Scribe House ISBN: 978-9970-757-01-5
Book: Tumaini: The Captured Story of a Broken ManAuthor: Jade NovelistGenre: Poetry Anthology, Memoir Book Blurb: Tumaini is a poetry anthology written by Jade Novelist, that serves as a partial memoir, a dedication to his late son. In this anthology, Jade uses poetry to retell the story of his relationship with the mother of his son, the loss of his son, and his journey towards healing.
I wavered on writing about this. I didn’t want to relive or revisit the pain that I’ve mostly healed from. I didn’t want to go back there. That place is so dark. That place led me to a mental break down that I had to get counselling for. That place is where I heard the voices say that I had no one (even if I do have people) in my corner. I am in a much better place now. I don’t want to go back there.
When my heart broke And my tears fell. I had no one. I was expected to move on Let go Be happy
I am sharing this little piece today in preparation of what’s coming later today. A couple of poems I wrote are going to be appearing in an anthology book together with many other talented poets from Africa at large, available to download at 7:00pm (6:00pm CAT).
Freedom of speech. Right to your beliefs But Stick to the Status quo.
It’s happening again