Biography of Korir Issa
I was born at a village in Laikipia called Kiambogo. I grew up there for five years after which we moved to Cherangany in Trans-Nzoia County. I started my first grade schooling there in the year 1996. I was a very poor student then. I paid no attention in class and usually ended being the last.
This was before my father really working on me mercilessly by thorough beatings. I became very competitive and clever for fear of being thrashed again.
I grew fond of English and hoped I'll publish a book some day. I'm now 24 and working on some.
My passion for poetry started when I was in High School. After my eighth grade, my father became very ill. This forced us to move to our grandmother's place where we still live until now. I attended a local day school; Moi Secondary School -Chuiyat in Uasin Gishu County in the year 2005, where, despite the tuition fee being not more than Kshs.15000, I'd always be sent home for I had paid only 5000. This stopped my schooling for a year. During that period, I'd read many novels and constructed silly poems. I became a wide reader at home.
After my father died, early 2007, I went back to school. It was then that I met one Mr Bichiy, an English teacher who made me fall in love completely with Literature. I constructed countless poems and kept them to myself.
After my twelfth grade, I joined Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology in Western Kenya in the year 2010 for a Degree Course in Journalism. I'm now in my 2nd year. When I'm free, this is what I do; I write, articles, poems, short stories and play
Korir Issa's Works:
Korir Issa Poems
Why Can'T We?
Do you sometimes wish I weren't what I am? I mean, I wish I treaded in your path
Will You Be There?
When time shall be no more When the morn breaks, bright and fair When all we have lived to face comes When my time of whining whether to or not
Keep Going On
Life is full of seasons Life is full of bright moments Dull too can't be kicked out! sometimes tough phases
Strange was she In a good way that is. 'I love you' 'It's not yet our time.'
You pass me by on the corridor I reminisce the shut of the door My heart sinks I wanna snap. How you said it hard like a slap
Palm on my chin Thoughts all spin All I see hazy I'm feelin' lazy
Shadows engulfed the earth thick clouds above shifted Smoke rose from the hearth Down the paths cows trailed
When She Was
Crimson turned the world Was blinded though I aspired All before me was bleary Flashes from the past flooded
No Matter How Long
In the vast meadows of my emptiness Lies my soul, laden like a pauper's My thoughts wander aloof To a far away place and time.
My Morning Wish
Each morning, each day anew Heralds of dawn make me bromidic I curse, swear and slip me out of my grass thatched glorious bed
It Is What You Make
All drifted by swiftly Dreams, love, happiness Lovers were heartbroken Dew faded.
Too Soon To Quit
I watched my life crumple, right before my eyes I saw my life in vain, sad I did nothing My soul sank deeper and deeper, I couldn't fetch myself My cries aloof, unheard, they couldn't fathom
Off the tarmac road Rough one branched It bore a tiny one that wound past
Tattered is mine heart Didn't know it'd hurt After I did stray You did slip away
Off the tarmac road
Rough one branched
It bore a tiny one
that wound past
the white-noses kids
who stood with awe
and gazed at me
as I sauntered down it.