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Sep 2018 · 189
rafiki
Joy Onyango Sep 2018
Love thy neighbour as you love thyself
I am thy neighbour, but you do not love me.

When "our way of life" is not really 'we' but your perception  of who I should be.

We are family.
Until we disagree.

On the treatment of those who identify as LGBT-
Q - for Queer
Something you claim to fear
Yet
Something you love to leer at
privately

Must our realities be the same,
Must our differences cause me pain
Must you hurt us, condemn us, curse us and shame

How powerless you must feel
To attempt to halt a love so real
We will not let you steal
The beauty; the life that makes us surreal

We will continue to love
We will continue to laugh
We will continue to live
WHOLE.
You cannot break us in half

I am your friend
Even when you're not mine
This hatred will end
And one day we will all shine

- signed, Rafiki
Jun 2018 · 207
Love Yourself
Joy Onyango Jun 2018
You are not your past
You are not your doubts
You are not your failures

Art.
You are
Soul.
You are
Light.
You are
Love.

You are everything you are meant to be.
Anything you make of yourself.

You are you.
Fearfully and wonderfully made.

Find peace in yourself.
Love yourself.
You are deserving.
Jun 2018 · 188
Untitled
Joy Onyango Jun 2018
One droplet falls
        Two
                Thr...
Catch it
Don't let it go
Hold it tight
Not too tight.
Oh!
Too late.
A wasted drop. Wasted life.
Just.
Like.
Yours.
It slips under you.
You slip over it.
Feel the string tighten around your neck.
"Catch me"
One body falls
        Two
                Thr-
May 2018 · 487
haiku
Joy Onyango May 2018
The moon orbits Earth
Tides rise and fall in balance
And all is at rest
May 2018 · 221
design
Joy Onyango May 2018
Mama always said 'pain is beauty'
Mama also said I look so pretty by your side

Papa always said 'love hurts'
Papa also said for those you care for you would die

Grandma always said 'time heals'
The wounds may leave scars but you can cover up your thighs

Mama always said 'pain is beauty'
Maybe that's why I love you, because that's how I am designed
Mar 2018 · 272
For You My Love
Joy Onyango Mar 2018
I pray that one day
you will find the strength to say
how you truly feel

I pray that beneath the smiles
and the laughs and cries
you will find something real

something new
something true
something for you
my love
Feb 2018 · 1.1k
to my eighteen-year old self
Joy Onyango Feb 2018
i am sorry.
for the times i wanted to
end you.

i am sorry.
for the times i wanted to
hurt you.

i am sorry.
for the times i let my
anxiety
hatred
my pain
depression
determine your well being.

thank you.
for fighting
thank you.
for writing
for joining me on this journey

thank you
for living; breathing

Thank You
Jan 2018 · 321
need
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
do You need me
like i need you
do You need me
like You need to
not need Me
like you do
Jan 2018 · 224
me
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
me
It is not you that I miss,

             But the person
             That
                          
Was.

             The person
             That

                                    could
                                               be.

That is who I miss.

THAT person.

Me.
Jan 2018 · 289
Streetwalker
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
“Here’s my card”
In it you will find:
My name,
Contacts
And organisation,
     In said order.

In it you will not find:
the ****** of my hips
the lies on my lips
the scars on my nips
the end at my tips

In said order.
Jan 2018 · 194
forgiveness
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
you must forgive
yourself first
Jan 2018 · 262
vervain
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
your mouth is wide open
teeth pointed
like a vampire
you look hungry
like you haven’t fed in a while
you crave him
but
he can't satisfy you
don't you see
all this is in vain
you are his conquest
he is your vervain
Jan 2018 · 224
6:45
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
you wake up
                        (6:45)
                                   you close your eyes
                                                                        (7:00)
                                                                                    you pass
                                                                                    away
                                                                                    the urge to
                                                                                                           WAKE
                                                                                                            UP
                                                
bliss.
Jan 2018 · 189
toxic
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
You are toxic
i
am
suicidal
Jan 2018 · 1.6k
art
Joy Onyango Jan 2018
art
you are an artist.
you like to paint
                             smiles on your face to conceal the pain
you like to draw
                              laughs out of the hollow pit of your chest
you like to colour
                              your wrists red and taste the life flowing out of you
                              as if it would quench the thirst created
                              by the loss of someone that you knew
you are an artist
                             you love to create
                                                             you
                                                                     love
                                                                              to
                                                                                   erase.

— The End —