We all have one person in life that we love so much it makes no sense. This person is not rich, probably not smart and when you’re angry with him you can see just how ugly (s)he is. This person will screw you up a million times over but you believe there is a good person waiting to come out. The time hasn’t come yet.

Your parents secretly wish he’d choke on hot porridge or his own spit for that matter. This way you’d finally realize you’re worth so much more. Your friends only talk to him to be polite but in their minds, they wonder. Strangers just do not get it. How? Just how are you two together? Even so, how and where on Gods green earth did you meet?

But this person is the only who gets you. The only person you are comfortable around. The only person who notices when you trim your hair by half a millimeter. (S)he sees the sadness behind your smile and if (s)he can’t fix it (s)he will hug you tight and say nothing. That will fix everything. If only for a few moments. (S)he will see you fall and laugh his lungs out. Then (s)he will lie next to you in the dirt.

This person is your pumpkin. (S)he is the taste that makes everyone gag. But for you (s)he is an acquired taste that only your taste buds can savor. And you will keep eating this pumpkin no matter what everyone thinks. Sometimes you’ll hate it. It will be so predictable that however you cut, it will be orange inside.


Sometimes it will be watery or have too much fiber and you’ll think of potatoes and green bananas. You will think of mangoes that ooze with sweetness and  of exotic fish served raw.At the end of these thoughts you will think of your pumpkin. Of how you two are a perfect fit. Of how you crave for it, mashed, diced or otherwise served. And it’s the only thing you’ll eat, because the heart eats pumpkins. Probably with soup.


  1. bwaynemike

    August 3, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Haha mine will eat the pumpkin..
    Can we just forget the soup? ..no soup
    I love the article.. Good work

  2. Eve

    August 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Haha siz this is an amazing article..the tastes makes go gag but I can never spit.. I love my pumpkin however served..forget the oysters 😁😁

  3. yegonemmanuel

    August 13, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    the heart eats pumkins…
    Great piece there Ruth

  4. Judah Ben-Hur

    August 13, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I wish to find that kind of pumpkin then I’ll have her with honey.. nice one Ruthy

  5. Marvin

    August 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Coherence and good choice of words. Mine is called Heartbeat.

  6. Adorned Woman Kenya

    August 13, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Damn!!!! This is a stellar piece my dear. I love it

  7. aririabuga

    August 13, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    i love pumpkinsssss. n for that matter I love your article🙈🙈🙈

  8. Lukorito

    August 13, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Awesome, pumpkins are good but you said it ‘not as much ‘

  9. Liz

    August 14, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Proud of you sister. Keep up the writing

  10. Waswa N Sheila

    August 14, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Hmmmh. The heart eats pumpkins; I connect with all this Ruth. Awesome piece.

  11. Agona Prislilian

    August 14, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Quite practical,, I love the piece plus the choice of words,, keep it up gal


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