Poetry Play #18

poetry play

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Keenah-Kay Chekwas


                I’m a star in shards

                Fragments fallen like tears from the eye of the sky


                Trying desperately to pick the broken pieces…

                Each much heavier than the last


                I feel like a shaved peacock

                Walking with nude ugliness

                A pearl un-pearl-ed


                Stripped bare of all its glory

                Relegated to the background

                Wishing for what once was


                I search for sunlight

                To breathe brightness again

                But the night has clothed me in a blanket of darkness


                I’m blind to the world and deaf to voices in my head…

                I just want a way out to paradise


                I want a glimpse of goodness

                The sweetness of sight

                But all I get is the memory of the car that crushed out my eyeballs


                The tragedy of that day hung over my head like a wet cloud

A reminder of what will always be


                A reminder of robbed radiance

                Of stolen sunshine

                Of broken beauty

                A reminder of how my life has been ruined


                If I could turn back the hands of time

A phrase so often used

                I find myself wishing for that

                But then again I ask myself

                If I really had the power

                Would I give up what I had then just I get this back?


                But since I’m just a pawn of God

                I fall, kissing the feet of my fate


                Begging for one last chance to make it right.

NB: Poetry Play, a product of Artilogue in partnership with PenAStory, is a game in form of poetic dialogue for every poet on BBM. It is a game of two poets: one drops a line or more, and the other replies, flowing along until one of them gives up, or the poem gets too long. Every poem formed from this game will be published here (penastory.com) every Friday and Saturday. So poets, are you ready to play? If yes, contact Samuel via BBM: 7f5210ec


About PenAStory

PenAStory is a group of young individuals with a passion for literature who have decided to come together to write under one platform. We seek to educate, inform as well as entertain our readers. Also, because we are targeting young literature lovers, we would like to touch on other interests of their lives hence the relationship category and because we all need a bit of motivation in our lives, we decided inspiration won't be so bad
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