Biography of Affiah Odhiambo
I'm an African poet with an ever fresh drive to be a conscious presence in this space, and a valuable voice of our time, through this cherished gift of writing.
In Poetry I come alive filled with a yearning to
reward my thoughts, my feelings, my understanding and my relevance with the gift of eternity wrapped in creative simplicity, and delivered by an army of alive emotions; confirming the presence of Divinity in humanity.
By you experiencing my pieces I‘m one with this desire, and for that I give thanks. A million bows for exploring my work.
Affiah Odhiambo Poems
I Write (Poetry)
I write to exhale the exhausting rush in the world, this mazed haste everyone seems to be in. I write because it's a nutritious delicacy,
Africa My Flavor
Africa tantalizing my senses my sunny slice of paradise laced with purple honey.
My Masculine Mandarin (A Love Poem)
You walk into the office as you do every morning, The hypnotizing fragrance of your cologne excites the air, My eyes, secretly follow your exquisite steps, You reach for your seat, I negotiate with my heat.
As I write you these lines, the melody of your laugh chines Slicing my tasked heart Seeking to make clear my part
Voice Of Our Time
We have to be the voice of our time, we have to tell the story, the story of a nation, a nation of a people, a people of diversity, diversity of wealth, wealth of resources,
An Open Letter To A Kenyan My Valentine,...
Dear Beloved, It is with utter urgency and solid sadness that I write you this letter. What happened to us my love? We used to be happy you and I. They all envied us: our friends, our neighbors, the foreign forces. My love, do you remember all those holidays we treasured so? How we hypnotized them into opportunities? Opportunities to celebrate each other; to renew our vows, to remind the world of our bond, our union, our love. Be it Madaraka day, Labor day, Jamuhuri day, Kenyatta day, Moi day; we painted the towns red, white, black, green, the sacred colors of our rainbow.
Every time she moves towards him, smiling You see him smiling back a lot you don't see like
Hesitate, Part 2
As society dictates What you can and cannot do, What you should and should not have, Who you should and should not be,
Hesitate, Part I
Society dictates, it irritates They claim they know what I can and cannot do They say they know
Hesitate, Part 2
As society dictates
What you can and cannot do,
What you should and should not have,
Who you should and should not be,
Realize you are your own gravity,
Your rise, your fall answers only to your call.
Cling onto your true self-worth,
uncover the sea of possibilities meandering within you,