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Heart like mine!

I believe in a perfect world
In blue skies and green fields
I believe in love, unconditional and true
The kind of love that exists in fairy tales
Love hard to find days like this where angels drown in the wind they fly in
Because the air is pregnant with tricks and betrayals and hurt
These new molecules burn the lungs and rip the heart!

I live in a perfect world
I believe in truth, however bitter
Like a cure it sets my soul free
So these lies, in this maze! I fail to figure out
Still planted in a devils workshop
I am too trusting! Too open! Too good
Of all the times I have been burnt you would think I would learn
Yet I remain to be the hurt fool!

I live in a perfect world
Where friends are friends and enemies remain enemies
There is no disgusting hypocrisy!
Humanity sometimes deserves a second, third, fourth and tenth chance
That sometimes I ask myself, whose mercy are we really at?
Far we have fallen from what is good
Few give me hope
I believe in hearts like Mandelas, in forgiveness
In Nicole Telsa inventions and his selflessness
I believe in Wangari Maathai’s, in her fight for earth
And when I am down and worn out
I believe in Jesus, in the great sacrifice

Still, I live in a perfect world
I help people and expect nothing back
So, I let her into my life
Let her take so much of me
And was still surprised when she ran away with my heart
And now I am going crazy, because the mistake was mine
A disease I am dying from every day
Pain from the vault left in my chest
When the wind blows, I die each time
I think of how trusting I have been!

How I wish that this was a love poem
How I wish that this poem would cause some change
I remain
I live in a perfect world
I believe there is always light even in the deepest tunnels
Life is about how many souls you touch!
I hope you find magic on your finger tips
To change a life!

Jacqueline Nyetipei Kiplimo, a Kenyan elite runner passes water to a dehydrated disabled Chinese runner who was suffering. This slowed her time, she came in 2nd in the race, not only costing her the win but also the $10,000 cash prize. She stopped running and bottle-fed him with water! Within ten minutes,Emily Samoei overtook her!

© Namatsi Lukoye

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Moments... This is what the universe has decided to fill up my life with... Moments of what I could call love - and immense moments of pain -  as if to love the way I do is  a sin Now now Namatsi, please let go - the winds whisper as if they understand me Moments...
Pain... Trust me, this is a poem has escaped its prison It has broken chains, to see the light I never promised it I think my fingers have very big gaps -  when I think am holding so tight - it gets slippery and my stupid heart never reads the signs.... Dear Soul.... please let me not hold anything back when we talk about it Pain...
Dreams... Tell me - how do you love someone who is not kind to the soul? Why this person? what did they do to make you decide to hurt me like so? I wish I was casual with love as everyone else is. I have fought nations to hold you in my arms - all you did was smile and stab my back Tell me - why did you ever come back? My dear lovely heart - Break them all - leave nothing standing Dreams...

Angels Landing - for broken hearts

Poems like these come to me when I think about you Your eyes – they come when they meet mine Your lips – I feel  them when they curve in a smile  – for when they meet mine – I swear I travel to another planet - I don't know how to lie - trust this poem
Poems like are real – they are honest about the countless times you float my mind,  so I capture moments and freeze them in words - its just a gift you are the inspiration
As passionate as my poetry is – Poems like these hope that you have fire strong enough to hold them inside
Poems like these have been used They have had fights with false gods and demons too How you go read all I write for you and still treat them like its nothing! Don't you know that poems like these are fishhooked from the depths of my soul! Poems like these still come to me - they are nothing but angels landing

© Namatsi Lukoye