I would melt into you
if only I could
reach far enough
to touch you
pull you into me
trace every contours of your skin
memorise every oulines of your form
and together we would melt
like droplets in the river
you into me
I into you
till we know not
where you end
or I begin
all I kissed
was a gush of air
I have known pain
I have known fear
Fear chilling than the harmattan air
Pain, fiercer and harsher than the whips of a thousand horsemen
My soul sank deep into the river of pain and fear
I sought refuge in the bosom of the younger dawns
I hid in their embrace and they comforted me
I dreamt of the rebirth of her garden in all its glory
I felt the healing miracle of the morning sun
When Eva bathed in her warmth;
And I saw her inhabitants
came alive with the songs of the birds, and fluttering flowers in the breeze
I have known pain;
Nameless, faceless fear
I sunk deep into their depths
And they hurt no more
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relieving my heart
of all its pangs
of all its burden
of all its aches
into the back of
building my tent
in the now
where the ghosts
of old wrongs
I am waiting for a crack
in the shell of the sky,
announcing the birth of a new world;
free from sorrow, pain and prejudice
where man and beast
walk side by side
like when dawns were young.
I believe in a world
where children are children
singing and dancing in the rain
freeing the body of all limitations
and not a fear to the mothers hearts
I dream of a world
where law is devoid of less
where the haves and have nots share same law
where no one is judged by race, class or color
where humanity is a joint robe for all.
I pray for a world,
where we only smile for joy
not as a mask for hurts, betrayal or disappointments
where our ugly hearts are not cloaked
with flowing robes or colourful attire
where friends justify the meaning of friendship
And family reigns above all
Still, I believe.
I’ve been here before
down this aisle
here I first tasted
the warmth of your love
on my lips
my lifelong dream
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 kiss, every sigh, a reminder of before.
I spiralled downward
onto the debris
that was my life
broken and scarred
to the marrow
still I rise
from their ashes
stronger than ever
Plagued with nameless dread
drenched in sweat
pounding heart and jittery limbs
clouding my days;
darkening my path
still I break free
from their grips
stronger than ever
When time stops
and my heart halts
its last thump, thump
will be for you
for I know
you will echo its beat
till the edge of time
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