Soul Mate

Soul Mate

My heart knew you before it met you
You, I have waited for all my life
So familiar like the back of my hands
Only I just met you a while ago
Unless I had loved you in another life
Lived in your heart like you did mine
My heart flutters when it heard yours
Although not of passion but of a whisper
Telling yours of our meet in another time
Every word, every sigh, a reminder of before

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Pole of Hope

Pole of Hope

The man by the pole of hope,
hoe in hand to till the ground,
rope on his neck the tent to hold,
plans in his head to claim his hope;
make the ridge to yield the field,
plant yam, cocoa and corn,
nuts and beans to fill the barn.

While he plans, they till their lands.
Back on pole, he sings and sighs.
Praying for means to feed the kids,
and some dough to act his thoughts
He sings and sighs for signs and wonders.
He longs and prays for help from above,
hoping tomorrow a change will show.

I watch in horror as he keeps the watch.
If only a step, to claim his hope.
Roll the rope and hoe to work,
plough the land to reach his goal,
hope and pray for the seed to grow.
He sings and sighs for signs and wonders
He longs and prays for help from above
Hoping tomorrow a change will show.

I watch on as he withers and greys.
The man on the pole keeps the hope.
He hopes on till it’s late to grow.
He sings and sighs for signs and wonders.
He longs and prays for help from above.
Hoping tomorrow a change will show,
till it’s too late the seeds to grow.

Inspired by ~ Elubayo Elusode D’First

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Rose

Rose

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Two sides to life
Two faces
Two edges
And so are you

Underneath your beauty
You hid your thorns
A double faced monster
Posing as a beauty

You crept in
like a shadow
You are a plague
Seeping through the pores

Poisoned the blood
Wormed your way to the heart
Ravaged the whole body
Beyond repair

You left passion
Where your hands touched
Only to replace them
With delightful pain

Smother you I should
When you were in me
With the heat of my passion
And my burning gaze

Silence me you should
When you had the chance
For all you left behind
Is a wounded snake

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Blue

Blue

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If this gentle wind could talk
Would have whispered my longings
Mounting, with every breath

If hearts could connect
Mine would tell yours
Of its incessant pounding
Wishing, for a brush of your hand

If miles could be shortened
I should be beside you in a blink
Loving you, till the end of time

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My Jewel – A Tribute to Mother

My Jewel – A Tribute to Mother

On your bosom I found comfort and peace...

On your bosom I found comfort and peace…

Mine heart fills with pleasure...

Mine heart fills with pleasure…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine heart fills with pleasure
Oh depth of love can there be
Gift supreme words cannot measure
Your unwavering love for me

Love than pain itself made strong
Gave my first abode without a frown
Love so divine I never can wrong
So deep no depth can drown

Through her my first words I formed
My toothless grin your heart ever so joyful
Your teary smile as your ears heard
On my infant lips your name though mouthful

Once at my first step my legs took a miss
Your eyes bade me to rise each time I fell
My bruised knees your soft lips kiss
My will to rise making your heart swell

When by thoughtless words and loveless act
Your gentle heart my action pierced
For this deed myself I despised
To never hurt you so, I made a pact

Soon by life’s fang I got bitten
My strength failed, my will to live decreased
Your eyes baring more pain than I smitten
On your bosom I found comfort and peace

When old age dug in your cheeks
And back that bore me through worry curved
I vow I’ll forever be your arms and legs
Oh sweet mother, you are adorned

For you Mum – Your unwavering love and strength, give me the courage to keep fighting. You are the best.
And for all mothers, may you reap the fruit of your labour.
Lots of love

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