you were my first
you could have been my last
you are my lost

And to YHWH
You are my first
You are my last
I'm no longer lost
Isaiah 61:1-3
" for ashes..."

- Mildred Achoch, 4th September, 2011


A big thank you to David Citino and his amazing, inspirational book "Paperwork", for reminding me that poems - and poets - are worth something.

Many thanks to my namesake "Mimi" Mik for taking the time to read my crazy poems, and for giving me her invaluable feedback. You rock!

Asante sana to Murfy's Flaw for being one of the coolest and 'down-to-earthest' Kenyan rock bands! And for allowing their awesome song "In Silence" to be part of the soundtrack of this book of poems.

I salute the prolific poet Phatalvision for reading ALL my poems! By the way sir, "old school" is "gold 'n' cool" :-)

I am very thankful to my mum, dad and sister, for putting up with me all these years. I love you!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Honey, you're not the first person
to go through this kind of thing.
Listen, honey, I think that
maybe you need some help.
Honey, you're not handling it.
We both know what's going on here.

It's been months
You can't keep waiting for him.

I'm not waiting for anything.
I don't expect anything.
I'm not waiting for anything I don't expect.

It's been months.
Can't keep waiting for him.

“Honey, you're not the first.
Listen, honey,
you need some help.
Honey, you're not it.”

Poet's note: Yes, I am a Twihard and proud of it too! This found poem was created from Chapter 4 ("Waking Up") of New Moon, the second book in the Twilight Saga series.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tell me all your thoughts on God

It was like meeting Jesus
(meeting George Lucas.
I made myself look a complete arse)
All I could say was
Thank you on behalf of my generation.
I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing
(we were supporting
If it wasn't for you.
I based my entire life
(I said, 'I've always tried to let my life
be guided by the Force,')
on using the Force.
(and he said - 'That's nice'

in the most blank way imaginable.)

Poet's note: This found poem/cento was created from the following two sources:

"Lifeline: The Force is with Rock Group Travis" by Cesar G. Soriano, USA Today
Q Magazine interview of Travis by Fran Healy, issue 184

These two sources were featured in the chapter titled "A Star Wars Miscellany: Extracts Culled from Various Media", compiled by Aimee Agresti for the book "A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists on Twenty Five Years of Star Wars"

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


It was as if I had been poisoned.
Every nerve and muscle in my body
curled up in the fetal position,
howled with agony.

Poet's note: This found poem was created from a chapter titled "Lost Years" in the amazing book "Clapton: The Autobiography". The poem was created from Eric Clapton's description of his attempt to quit heroin cold turkey.