Writers Space Africa-Rwanda
Issue 2 Poetry Umukarago

Birdsong – Roger Mugisha

To my lost soul and humour,

To the person I was before drowning,

I am here all alone like a sloth in a cecropia tree,

But I wish I could meet you in person again and

Counsel my soul to never love again!


My boulder became quicksand and sucked,

But I will give back all the promises to myself.

Even though I can never meet my soul again,

I’ll tell the whole world this mendacious love you gave!


When I stare at the floating cloud the way I used to,

The red rain says you’ll never look back.

Yesterday, we were penguins but we are cats today,

You drained and shattered my heart,

I swear, it won’t be mended again!

I neither died nor lived.


The world knew my love but ignored my sorrow,

My dreams ease the bitterness a bit,

But when I wake up with you nowhere,

Nobody else cares except the matinal birds!


Featured image by Akshar Dave via Unsplash

Roger Mugisha is Biomedical Laboratory Scientist who is passionate about different writing genres, especially poetry and quotes. He earns respect from his peers due to his charisma and service. He revealed his talent due to his friends who always criticised his talks and short notes written in the notepad. He often writes on life, philosophical ideas and love. He uses his writings as a remedy of sorrow and depression, always tackling the healing part and resilience. You can find some of his pieces on his Facebook page.

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12 comments

Laurette November 29, 2023 at 6:39 pm

Great piece
Keep it up

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Judith November 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm

Nice one ! God blesses you unbounded 🙏

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Clarisse UMURAZA November 29, 2023 at 10:16 pm

Nice🤩🤩

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Yvonne S November 30, 2023 at 6:46 am

Your writings have inspired many, me inclusive. Keep the service dear Roger

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Yvonne S November 30, 2023 at 6:46 am

Your writings have inspired many, me inclusive. Keep the service

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Lica November 30, 2023 at 7:45 am

Great work 🥰
Keep it up!!!

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Judith November 30, 2023 at 12:57 pm

Interesting work!! Keep it up

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Moses H November 30, 2023 at 8:16 am

Ooh!Wise boy, good though continue to this hard work

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Mignone November 30, 2023 at 1:11 pm

Keep it up Mugisha 👏

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Rtd MIZERO Lami November 30, 2023 at 5:05 pm

Gorgeous 🧘
I loved it so much
1st stanza whispered me “do you have an idea of what’s next?”
And last one told me “that’s it, thank you”

This is nice 🤌

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Mediatrice I December 3, 2023 at 2:12 pm

It’s so interesting, Keep it up💪

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