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dear me

dear me, why do you think about the moments that would succeed your departure? why do you feel more clarity than you’ve have never felt after birth in the beautiful peace that succeeds death? why? you will not be freed from the voices,  from the pain,  from yourself you’ll get trapped,  as always,  in the […]

Since Your Left

since you left… our bed hurts without you no music in the bathroom our room mourns the death of your moans home is now a hut of howling hollow hearts there’s absence of laughter even the city’s lost its fiesta and life is now lifeless since you left #WeShallFindJoy #Pengician

this is how they become the water that sink their boats

this is how they become the water that sink their boatseveryone was happy,she was the only sad one, a stroll to the marketno negotiation neededshe bought, made a knotand dangled lifeless before dawn loved ones had to untieboth ends of the ropeand live with the tragedy he can’t trace the source of his sadnessnone could […]

Keep Me Safe

Keep Me Safe till the storm passes over keep me safe from caving in till the thunder roar no more keep me safe from imploding till the clouds take a walk from the sky keep me safe from these dark thoughts till my fears are knocked over keep me safe from myself and my doubts […]

Sunday Musing || When It feels Like God’s On Leave

“Rejoice in the Lord always.” Philippians 4:4 Through the above quoted five words, God shows us that internal joy cannot be tied to external circumstances. When one is unemployed, when flaws are exposed, and when most meaningful relationships were broken or dysfunctional, God reminds us that joy in the Lord is still possible. God does not […]

You’d Still Be Lost

You’d Still Be Lost you’d stare at your diary like a hungry street boy lost in thought you’d invoke words in your subconscious but they will appear clad in insibidi humming incantations alien to the lord’s prayer you’d reach out for your laptop and fondle her power button caress her desk top in search of […]

i rose from torn rags

i rose from torn rags give me your names and I will write someday what my heart knows exists but cannot feelwith words hopeless, scattered letters on a canvaslike poor substitutes for what they’re in vain,words. just words. vain words. actions slain. let me hear the sound of your deedsgrow louder than empty barrels that […]

my heart is a mushed mess of roses

my heart is a mushed mess of roses              sometimes he plays hard to findlike god, covering the face of moseswith the back of his palmhe’d shield the roadmap to his heartwith a smokescreen, walk pasther like a floating shadowleaving behind scatter images of who he is       […]

Write Me A Poem (X): …but you never wrote me one

…but you never wrote me one ediye mmi, sometimes, going home isn’t always returning to a place where a roof shields your head from the lonesomeness that lurk in the dark; it is returning to yourself, the one who never leaves when they’re all gone sometimes, silence makes lonesomeness unbearable it echoes back cremated memories, […]

Sour Love Is Like Old Clothes

Sour Love Is Like Old ClothesErimma, I learnt a something new. I’ll tell you… to keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes,pretty soon your closet is so jammed and everything so crushed you can’t find anything to wear.  I met you new on the showcase of love I bought you,  not with […]

Write Me A Poem (VIII): Ruby

WRITE ME A POEM (VIII): RUBY she calls me ruby, like the fluid of life that run her veins, she said I am precious stone on which the foundation of her heart is laid she calls me ruby, the jewel that gunned her down, drew her eyes, heart, to it’s glistering goodness, and pegged her […]

Write Me A Poem (VI): I Used To Sip Strength From Her

WRITE ME A POEMi’m used to sipping strength from her word smoothieand drawing confidence from her words soothing. my first stage performance is a day whose memory can’t self destructit’s that one day I wouldn’t forget in a hurting hurry. i was fidgety, palms sweaty, knees knocking my heartbeat could be heard over the public address […]

Write Me A Poem (V): Stars And Scars

WRITE ME A POEM: STARS AND SCARS write me a poem about stars and scars,would you?begin the second verse about how close to tearsit could get when scars, skin deep,bite through the sole into my soul,until i forget to remember to count the starswhich still wink at in dark nightsthough surrounded by the blackness of […]

For Ife Mi | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

IFE MI Ife mi, these lines are distorted distorted like my thoughts disjointed. On your face sits sadness Acute is your loneliness Fear of the unknown striped smiles off your face. Ife mi, can I clothe you back with smiles and happiness? I’m the reason for her fears and doubts, I know… no, I do […]

Love Hurts | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 364: LOVE HURTS They told me that love makes stony hearts fluffy and makes life worth living, but they never told me that love could get so close enough,  it chokes me with expectations I cannot meet. They told me that love is life stringed on sofa notes, and music is the language of […]

SMH | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 363: SMH To the secrets entombed in frozen time and the symphony of dirges we mime To the feelings we couldn’t bear but consumed in bottles of beer To the ill thoughts that bloomed in hearts that are oasis of doom To many enemies groomed by actions assumed To hatred resumed by stereotypes exhumed […]

Unrequited Love | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 356: etched in my soul are desires  I dread to satisfy; each frown, a smile imploded grafted in my eyes are quests  I dread to chase; each blink, a tear hoarded scribbled on my palms  are songs that make my psalms; each victory, a war you dreaded. so, when darkness spreads over your sky […]

Ode To Lost Love | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 349: I heard no thrilling seraph when you promised musicbut I heard crackling at my side that wasn’t music I felt no warm glow when you promised to fan my flares and fuel my desire with raging flames,but sudden darkness engulf my smilescovering the night sky with heavy clouds when finally, I heard the […]

Goodbye | Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

POEM 350: GOODBYE when we said goodbye the cost of loving hard and the strain of diving deep was waved into the wind #365DaysOfPoetry #Pengician #SSA Enjoyed reading? Please leave a comment and share with friends. Thank you!