THE OBVIOUS

You wanted us to start as friends, but I couldn’t bear to accept this, it was obvious.
However, I was willing to become your friend, but something happened inside of me.
Now, I am reading meaning into everything that ever happened, but the truth is you can’t hear the lightening when it strikes.
So you will never notice me turning on my charm, or wonder why I am always here and now where you are, obviously, it didn’t matter to you.
I have made it obvious, done everything I can do but singbit, I am no singer.
I have long had a crush on you and I can’t let this desire turn into dark memory.
You know am not so good with words and since you never noticed, it was just going to be friendship and that is the way we have been.
You know I have heard how you talk about wanting a guy like me but every time I ask you, you keep saying no and no.
We never move pass friendly, it is obvious that you don’t notice how I stare at you when we are alone.
You are my very first thought in the morning and my last during nightfall.
You are the love that came without a warning nor a prescription.
So you see, you want us to be friends but something happened inside me.
I have always wanted you so long but you never saw it this feeling inside me.
I more than adore you but since you never seems to see this; you never seems to allow me get pass being friendly.
But you never cared and so I will say this in this piece.

                                                 Written for Remi
                                                   May 2014 (C)

MY FALLEN HEROES

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This goes out to all the fallen heroes in my life

I believe you are in heaven right now, oh life

Unseen, unheard but greatly missed

Oh Wole, my blood, I hope you are on the better side

But it’s hard for me to say when I’m going to see you again

Your smiles are ever fresh, I miss you brother

Sir Nicholas, we miss you on the soccer field, 

Oh, we never found your replacement, so sad 

I’m going to keep writing and wishing you were here

Grandpa to the rescue, I heard you are home at last

I miss the moments and seasons we shared

All the things I had, I would give you thrice 

Grandma, every-time I think of you, I thank God

Even though it is easy for people to say “Mike, move on”

It is hard, even though it is seven years counting

Uncle Kehinde, I know you have reach a better destination

Until the very end, I will be reminiscing the days past

Hoping you said your prayers before you went on

Sade, remember we would say ‘we’d get up and running’

But you went too soon, but everything will be okay now

If you could see me, you would say I’m talking soft right now

To my fallen niggas, it is tough without you

And I know it all hurtful and sad, I got to talk through this pen

I got to weep with this poem; it is an ode to you

I could go on and on

Too many heroes fallen down

To my fallen heroes, you have reach a better place

Saying Goodbye

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So this is the saddest part of it, oh such sad ending of us….. it howls, so much audible pains. In every room and time of us, there was a box; of memories that we shared in seclusion, happiness and sadness. Now it is time to pack up with sorrow and with pains:

The first thing to do is to share a simple but faint smile

Whenever the thought of you just comes by

Quietly and slowly fading off into forever but with pains and tears in my heart

It is all I can, but do

Next are all the memories of the times and moments

That we spent first as two persons and then as one

Sealed with an eternal faith, love and hope

Breaking beyond boundaries and borders

Remember the butterflies I had when you were near

Now in a cage of sadness and locked up with a tear

This time may never come again

Because I know you are forgetting me slowly and steadily

Next are the times we kissed, each with a sigh

Of all the times I’ve asked myself why that I never found why

Then I have to tenderly pack up the pieces of my heart which have fallen into pieces

And place them next to a distant smile

Finally all the shattered wishes placed in softly so no more can break nor ache again.

Lastly walking round each room

Closing each and every curtain, shutting every door

And leaving behind each and every pain.

Gathering the memories we shared

And making sure I have them all

Yes, because I cared and you know I really did care

Then leaving them in the chapters of yesterday.

Then I will now close my heart and cry no more

Walk onward to forever

Like one lost in the desert

For I know you will be gone with the wind

MEMORIES

If I only could I could make do with forever,

then I will bid the past  behind long due.

I will treasure all those moments and never let them go,

Maybe I would stop time still, hold you closer to me.

I will then forward time with you so that you are here,

I will do just this for you, oh yeah for you.

It is time to hold back and let the tears flow freely,

It is time to look into yester-years,

Glance through the pains and sorrow,

With so much anticipation of no tomorrow.

It been over nine years, seven years, two years,

I so wish I can hold you and smile ,

Race you into today, backing out yesterdays.

I guess nothing could savour it again,

In the first chapter of us, we would dance all through,

Knowing that no limit could set us part

Sitting now and reminiscing those youthful days,

I slowly close up these memories,

Faded into the wind,

Gone into memories

For they are just memories to be savoured

OH DEATH: A TRIBUTE TO HER

Slowly and sadly,

The world drifts away, sorrow is known

Who can beat death?

Who can stand its Mighty hand?

Who can defeat it?

Men of honours, Women of glories have all, but fallen

To her claws and abode

27 years ago was a time of joy

27 years after is a time of srrow

Oh Death! How powerful thou art

When you came and took her away,

Not sparing a thought for the needy, homeless

Brother, Sisters and Father

My heart is drifted away in pains

Pains that knows my name,

Tears that weep me more

I will forever fear thee,

My dear, you are gone

But your name is writtem in bold

You are just perfect

I will wake up with no voice of you again

I smile with no on smiling at me back

I will long for you but you will not be there

Sadly, this is just life

I miss you so much.

I bid you goodbye

 

DEDICATED TO YOU (2011)

TWO MINUTES THOUGHT

ONLY FATE COULD DECIDE

THE AFFAIRS OF MEN

LIMIT THEIR JURISDICTION

SAYS THE FATEFUL MAN

OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

MAN IS MADE A PUNISHABLE BEING

AMIDST HIS WORSHIP NATURE

HOW CRUEL AND YET DEFINING

HE IS MADE TO DIE

DESPITE HIS MEEKNESS AND KINDNESS

MADE TO SUCCUMB TO CRUEL DESTINY

INSPITE OF HIS ZEAL TO EXCEL

LAWS MADE TO BE KEPT

BUT BROKEN BY THE LAWMAKERS

HOW FATEFUL MAN IS

HOW SAD IT IS FOR THIS BEING

HE COULD ONLY LOOK AT THE GREENS

AND SMILE BECAUSE INDEED

NATURE IS LAW


IF ONLY

IF ONLY TIME COULD TELL

THAT THIS WAS HER LAST MOMENT

I WOULD ASK FATE TO KEEP AT BAY

 

IF ONLY DESTINY COULD COULD BE FAIR

TO HIM, I WOULD HAVE LAUGHED

A LAUGHTER THAT WOULD NEVER END

 

IF ONLY I COULD SEE YOUR TEARS

I WOULD HAVE HELD YOU CLOSER AND

NEVER LET GO OF YOU EVEN FOR A SECOND

 

IF ONLY I COULD WATCH YOUR STEPS

I WOULD HAVE PLAYED A SONG THAT

WOULD NEVER END

 

IF ONLY REALITY COULD STARE BEFORE ME

MAYBE, I COULD CHANGE IT ALL,MAYBE

IF ONLY YOU HAD FAITH

 

IF ONLY I COULD SEE BEYOND

I WOULD BRING ALL THOSE JOYOUS MOMENTS

AND KILL THIS SILENCE THAT I FEEL

IF ONLY,YES, IF ONLY