LOVERS IN GWOZA
timidly shaking as legs find air from the shackles,
in its unending stir for water
to pummel the cymbals in this winding mouth.
the thirst of this soul, is the thirst for roses on rocky linings
she’s a view from the mountains,
a trembling portrait on a brick cathedral.
quickening in a thousand places i lay soothing words on her table, as i serve a pat as
forming warm words
all i hear is a name
a resurging whisper in this head
khali, khali, please don’t go
stay by me, she beckons
i held it closely to my heart
kissing it with these very lips,
for once, a smile is birthed, as with a baby’s crackle
i love her, as i love this.
we shall build for this a dome.
(Gwoza is a town in Borno State in Nigeria)
i was there
i saw it all
my tears flowed endlessly
it was so peaceful
he turned and asked me
these flowers are beautiful?
i glanced at the vase
all i saw was his gloomy face
the sad innocent looks
saying, ‘stay, here with me!’
in a casket.
he dropped the vase on the casket
walked away solemnly.
Poems © Titilayo Adeoye
This is beautiful. Keep it up!
I am a proud friend. Good one
Quite imagistic. Keep it up!
Nicely crafted! Good use of the surprise-element too.
Wooow, really nice.
nice piece…more Grace! c U @ d top in Jn!
keep it up dear!
These poems are products of skillfulness with the pen. The poet is obviously adept at poetry as the poems are not just emotional in tonality but also poignant; capable of drawing the effeminate to uncontrollable lachrymose. I love them!
Way to go! All the best!
With these nice poems, I say welcome to your future. More geleen to your elbow. The sky is definitely not your limit.We thank God for you.
Lovers in Gwoza is a photorealistic cartography of love in the face of war
A set of twin adieus ‘birthed’ on the warm manger of African post independence minds. Typically topical and tropical!
Every time I come across the writeup of this author, I feel a new galaxy is discovered and it opens such a space for new dimensions of thoughts. The common thing is that you are placed in the position of the object and bear just as much feelings as is required to understand.
Titi delivers again with her passionately written and emotional poems.