The Philosopher King

Writer, philosopher, painter and a student of life and politics. Follow on Twitter @cj_njoroge. Instagram @cj_njoroge

The Crossroads

Post Views = 7929 Friday, June 12, 2020, 3.12 am. You wake up because part of your brain is screaming that you are wasting time. That you should be doing more important things than sleeping. Your brain deliberately disregards the debates that sleep is good for your health. It tells you that the three hours of sleep you have had …

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Lost in the darkness

Post Views = 3744 I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel I can’t go through another of those terrible times. That I shall not recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate. So, I start doing what seems like the best thing to do. I start writing, again, for the zillionth time …

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Infinite capacities

Post Views = 18182 I’ve been thinking about me, the story of me. How the fuck do I sum it up? Has it been perfect? Hardly. Any story with me at the center of it will never be anything less than a big smiling mess. But here’s what I know for sure; my time in the sun has been a …

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Hell as a state of mind

Post Views = 4355 I am tired of being scared and I know you might be too. Not that there isn’t a lot to be scared of in this world today, especially now. Between the non-stop headlines about the skyrocketing number of new cases of the COVID-19, the number of subsequent deaths, entire families being wiped off in Italy, suicides, …

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Goodbye Mum

Post Views = 7346 Dear mama, “It’s with a heavy heart that I write you this note, knowing the amount of pain it is going to cause you. Mum, I want you to know that I love you dearly and will always love you. If I am given the opportunity to live again, I will still choose you as my …

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Council of Areopagus

Post Views = 4678 We are seated there just the two of us in my crib. He is on the bed, his back to the wall. A pillow and a duvet cushioning his back against the hard-cold wall. His feet under another duvet; a position he takes whenever his mind is engaged with something serious. In this particular case, I …

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