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Uto m,
I sometimes see a simple dream,
in which you are my valentine,
[the one I never had]
It’s crazier, I know, than it may seem,
I just wish I could make you mine

Uto m,
I think about you all day and night,
alseep or awake, busy or at ease,
thoughts of you is my lifeline,
I do not care if it’s wrong or right,
[because you belong to another]
yet, I wish I could make you mine

Uto m,
your every word, they get me high,
they’re sweeter than any Italian wine.
Whenever I look up in the sky,
and see stars bright like your smile, I sigh,
and wish I could make you mine.

Uto m,
I do not intend to hurt him sore,
by jail breaking you before he’s come:
All I want for you is an everlasting smile,
and that you always, with him, stay fine

Uto m,
I’ll cherish this moment, it’s worthwhile,
but if haply, he ceases to be,
I’d be first to come knocking before dawn,
and gladly make you mine

Utom: Igbo – ‘My Sweetness’

Sweetness: a collection of poems

Reading SWEETNESS is like snacking on a plate of heart-shaped candies. The language employed in these short delectable verses is simple; and the message is like a kiss-stamp on a pink postcard. 

This collection of poems promises to take you on a tour of lyrical beaches to see beautiful sunsets. The imagery is vivid, easily relatable! This book will make you yearn for love and the sweetness of romance.
— Jide Badmus (Author, There is a Storm in my Head)


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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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