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Back in the days, women were respected, upheld and viewed as the face of community; nowadays things seem to be completely changing. In those old days, women had special roles at different stages of life. In marriage especially, the woman was supposed to be loyal same to the man. Her job included common household duties e.g. cooking, fetching firewood, thatching houses among sharpening the female child’s feminine abilities. The men were to look for food, offer security to family, go hunting and teach the young boys the art of being a ‘man’. Loyalty in marriage was prominent and was regarded as a taboo for a woman to be caught cheating on her husband. When the husband died, the brother to the husband was to take over and assume the roles of his late brother.
In the 21st century, most of them are very different. They have changed. With the achievement made towards the advancement of women throughout history and around Africa, women have really changed. Some have changed to the best while some have changed to the worst.
Waking up early in the morning
All I have left is a picture of you
In my mind your image ravenously taking away the good memories
Not even a scratch or scrap is left
All the memories drift to the night you left
When you slipped out like a thief
Left me holding the pillow thinking it was you
The pillow soaked in tears
That never seem to dry
Your memories rowing like a boat
A boat abandoned in the waters
All I have is the note you left at the doorstep
Not caring someone would pick it or it would just be swept away by rainfall
A Damn note written by a blunt pencil
Love razed to ashes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOGGER SPERANZA
This is the day to dine and dance,
For all those friends and well-wishers,
A day to party and celebrate for all those years of success and victory you have achieved until today.
We wish you a birthday with joy, happiness, fun and party with friends and dears.
Happy Birthday pretty lady
I was just going to shut the door of an old ramshackle house only to capture something weird by my eyes. It was moving quickly and it kind of did not want any of my movements around it. Its whole body was hairy and one would feel as if tickled when a thought of it on your skin came on one’s mind. I slowly left the door open by itself so that I can view it at a greater view from the inside of the house. It was a big beautiful spider. I heard from another source that they are wanderers or arachnid creatures. The small room was full of webs and spiders. This was unexpected. I have never seen such a big one before.
Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae with fangs that eject venom. They range from big to small. The color also varies. We came across one and decided we should observe it very closely.
It was during the December 2011 holiday. Kamau had gone to his grandmothers’ home in Meru, Kenya to have a visit before school opened. Kamau was aware of the area. When you are in debt, you must pay according to the agreed time. That was the rule that none in the area could lack to know. Bandits infested the area too. They sauntered the village searching for valuable items that they could easily get by employing force. In the area, houses were close together forming clusters such that Kamau would hear skirmishes and banging of ‘sufurias’ emanating from the neighboring house.
That evening at around 7pm, Kamau went to visit an old friend of him. He was a 55 yrs. old man. He was an introvert. He had married one wife and they were blessed with two kids. When he got inside the thatched house, the old man’s children warmly welcomed Kamau and served him with tea. The old man seemed to be in a sea of problems. They talked for a while as the old man explained what he was facing.
He explained to Kamau that some people were after his life because he was not able to pay their debt. He had huge debts that he was not able to pay due to his low lifestyle and his poor economic purchasing power. This man did not share his problems to his wife. This was because he was in the company of the village bandits that had been terrorizing the area every night. He had taken a loan from the bandits and used it haphazardly. With time, the money was over!
This gang came to the man the previous night and offered him a period of six days to refund the money back. They told him that it would be very painful if he refused to repay the debt according to the specified period. It was now two days left and he did not have any money. Kamau too could not help it. The man did not want it to be publicized. He wanted a secret way to get the money. What could he do?
You the precious gold we in search for
The little flower that flourishes each day
The flower that wins the admiration of our eyes each day
The flower that stays on fertile grounds
The one watered each day
The seed that sprouts above the ground
One that grows to an adorable fruit
You the river whose tributaries knows its destiny
And manoeuvres through the roots to reach its destiny
IF YOU HADN’T READ PART ONE > [MIND BLOWIN’ PART ONE]
Festus opened the frosted fridge and served a glass of wine to Abby. He sat on the opposite side of the couch as far as he could from Abby. He switched on the white fan and lit fire in the chimney to make the living room a bit warm. He gave himself unnecessary duties that were intended to pass time just because he was nervous.
‘You look so nervous’ Abby pointed out as she stood and waved her hair to the left using her left arm.
‘I feel different to have allowed you in’ he said, ‘it has never happened again’
‘I know. That means am kind of special in a way to you.’ She said as she sat next to him. Her hand rolled down and smacked his lap just at the vastus medialis muscle; Festus’s adrenaline had started showing signs of great performance.
‘Today is Friday. I want to prepare you something nice,’ festus said as he got up out of the sofa.
Abby’s eyes bulged and she became shocked. ‘What’s up for supper?’
‘I don’t actually know, but we can choose from different varieties’ he opened the fridge exposing a variety of food supplies.
‘How about we have dinner at a restaurant instead of preparing? It’s late.’ Festus projected the idea towards Abby.
‘Impressive! I agree with that dear’ she walked towards him and hugged him. Seductively, Festus extended his arms around her waist and hugged her tightly. They prolonged the hug for so long as they closed their eyes in somewhat of a reflex action.
Festus took her upstairs and made her have something warm to cover her.
I will love you on loneliness
For there I find happiness
For there I find our love undisturbed
For there I find answers of love
For there I find your name written in my heart
With all my heart I will love u
For you are inscribed in my mind
I will hold your hand when the sun rises
For then I will not fall
but always fall in love
I will hug you
For then I find the identity of true love
And wen clouds darken
For then we are happy between cloud 9 and heaven
‘Should I come with you to your house today?’ Abby asked. ‘I heard you live in a new house!’
She rotated on one heel as she was accustomed to as she giggled in a sexual notation. Festus turned back to hear the voice again. He was holding his car keys. He had come from the evening lecture.
‘You want to come?’ he asked broadly.
She got closer, parted her lips and whispered in his ears, ‘that’s not a question baby. I have been waiting for so long to get you.’
Festus pushed her back aggressively and shouted ‘NO!’
He was a bright boy in campus. He was the kind who never associated with ladies. He didn’t like it. He was an introvert. He looked again at Abby. She had adorned a
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