Vincent de Paul - Kenyan Writer
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Cracked Hearts
Cracked Hearts

The last time I saw Maimun
words poured out of me like water squeezed from a sponge.
She covered my mouth with hers
as if to swallow a terrible curse that would come back to afflict us.
“Forget us, forget me,” she said.
Upon us was
the moment of partying—
my heart cracked.

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Lovers Hold On
Lovers Hold On

We just going on with our lives like nothing’s happening like our love ain’t dying young We used to kiss for so long we got out of breathe Now you don’t even close your eyes Then you banish me in the snow I don’t feel you anymore Lovers hold on to anything I need you

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Healing
Healing

Hellen, can you hear me I was wondering if we could go out today To share a moment Just the two of us But I ain’t expecting much from you Hellen, can you hear me I’m seating here dreaming about what we used to be When we were in love, and inseparable I’ve forgotten how

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Best Friend
Best Friend

Love was a problem for me. It was a complexity I tried to convince myself that I didn’t need; a combination that had been denied to me by my vocation. In my third year of theology at the seminary I was yet to hear the voice of God calling me to serve Him. Professionally, I

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Poem | My Heart is not Yours
Poem | My Heart is not Yours

No hurt hurts more unless it’s the heart that’s broken you only wish you were wiser when the feelings you had have been trampled Pain piercing your soul before tears could form the fights that you hoped shall end one day now a mosaic before you. No one stops caring anymore unless their loved ones

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