The Wail


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Like a flower at a river bank,
Love blossoms.
The attractive petals and scent,
Insects are lured

Boundaries are crossed,
Wild we get!
Blind it turns us,
And like a sculptor,
A junk of wood becomes a fine piece of art.

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But why the wallet?
Must we eat at KFC for you to stamp my quest?
I- just but a scholar desperate for a degree,
Parent_Mpesa nourishment, is all I trust,
And when allocation is done, left is nothing for the dates!

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Beb, don’t look at what I am,
Look at what we can be,
Don’t settle for common, stand for the unique,
There is a Continent to explore,
Move out of that dark corner,

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Dear love, everything beautiful you see,
Time it took to build,
Instant is no miracle, a lie to destroy you it is,
Them moneybags after you, don’t give them your ear,
Like a hen cares for its chicks, for you I will care,

Passion is you, Home we should go soon,
That ring down your finger,
As the crowd witnesses,
Till death do us part, home we will happily dance,

Just before that, don’t walk away,

Away just because I Can’t afford a moneybag life,
This is my cry, a wail of a man in love,
A man who fears to be played,
A man ready to sacrifice, sacrifice the little he has for you,

I love you.
I care about you.
Just hang on.
All shall be well.

But why The Coffee Dates?


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You Can’t hide love, Social strata is no ligature,
The battle began, thank you Mack Zuckerburg,
The conversation grew, the feelings crossed the bridge,
And the coffee date happened!

Tall she was and she is, Brown she was and she is,
What a smile! Oh My! I love the dental gap,
In that middle man coffee house, I received my wife to be,
A hug I desired, for sure she did give it to me,
And the coffee date was here!

“Miss, you may have a seat” I pulled the chair for her,
Mmmh! Here we are, strangers- sharing a cup of coffee,
Ma’am (I love this name)- This is the cyber Roy- Your social media darling,
An enticing smile she gave, ” Huh! You are tall, This Bianca”
And the coffee date progressed!

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Two hours plus we spent, we dissected all we could,
The Jungle was toured, we had some understanding,
Every man-” We”- was prepared for the next walk,
She said, ” We need time-time to know each other well”
On the other side, a man on a dilemma- she loves, she loves me not,
But again we need one one more coffee date!

Ways we parted, via phone we shall talk,
Evening came, the chat began,
“Roy, you are a nice guy”
“Bianca, I just love everything about you”
A man must fight, and my best I did,
For my heart needs the missing link,
One more coffee date!

A health chat we shared, steps ahead we moved,
The single me was fading, stamping she had to do!
In solitude for ages, pruning I had to do,
When love knocks, He does all he can to get her,
To mum, I lied, coins for the coffee date I got,
It happened- one more coffee date.

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This time- familiar faces- walking together, holding hands,
People stared, assured, assured not-This lady is mine,                                                                                                      More open, more comfortable, more issues,
The vast relationship issue, we traversed,
Again more time she needed- a demoralized man I was,
But why the coffee dates?

The session ended, mad I was running,
Home I walk single, assured am not,
Poems I did, convinced she was not,
But What did she need?
Away from the dates, hikes we went, parks we visited and games we played,
But why the coffee dates?

All we can be is friends- she tells me,
Friendship she values,
She doesn’t want to hurt me,
She wants us to be bonded forever- not in love but in friendship,
Should I give up? Should I soldier on?
I need love not friendship.
But Why The Coffee Dates?