Chronicles Of A Reason To Live

Chikuru kufema – A modern Zimbabwean proverb. Loosely translated it means “the big thing is breathing,” but in essence the statement means to say “the most important thing is that you’re still breathing.” Which is something easier said than done or rather believed. Because at times being alive on it’s own feels like the greatest…

Chronicles Of Robert Mugabe

The man who wanted to be president for life, that’s the story you’ll probably hear. It seemed very much the truth for a long time. After all 37 years as president is a very long time to be in power. It’s probably longer than most marriages and has just as many up and downs maybe…

Chronicles Of How Many?

The sun sinks on the day and surely as it will rise tomorrow the story will be same. We’ve been here before yet we’re here again. We’ve been in the same place for so long you start to wonder if there’s any possible escape. When will enough finally be enough? When will the cries be…

Look At Me

I ask you to take a moment to look at me, to truly look at me Not just with a passing glance but I want you to see past my appearance But before even going that far tell me what does my skin say? I know black is the first thing that comes to mind…

Nothing For Glue

I’m a man with two pieces of a star and nothing for glue I have a net to catch the rainbow but every time I throw it, the rainbow simply passes through. I have only but my eyes and I’m trying to capture the night’s midnight blue I have only but my skin and I’m…

You And Me

There’s a place in my mind, deep within the crevices of my consciousness A place known only to myself and maybe those that I choose to take there Far away from idle thought and life’s stresses It’s a place I haven’t yet named for fear a name would ruin it Even though I wouldn’t even…

Chronicles Of Before The Internet

This is a picture of me after a recent haircut, lately I feel the need to document how I look after almost every one. Is it for myself? No. It’s mostly for the internet if I’m being honest. Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter and my blog too for posts like these. I didn’t forget Facebook, I just…

Chronicles Of August 16

There’s a joke we always tell each other, it’s that almost all Zimbabweans will go to heaven because they’ve gone through hell already. It’s funny to some extent but mostly sad when you truly think about it. I know that humour is a great way of dealing with pain but can the humour ever be…