Poetry Play #21

poetry play

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Oluwatosin Kayode



                It’s a gathering of ghosts

                That sips the kerosene of sleep from the lantern of my eyes

                Riding me like a mare into the night: a nest of nightmares!


                Have I been awake?

                Have I been sleeping??

                I was shivering and sweat formed a great deal on my whole body


                Sweat that makes my skin silvery black

                And makes me a wet sacrifice to the ghosts of the night

                That heat me up with the fire of the night


                The great night

                An incredible terrorist that torments me with every darkness there is

                The night that makes the tiniest illumination greatly valued and appreciated

Will there be light at the end of my tunnel as it is sweetly said

                Will the morning ever comes?


                I seek for drops of dawn

                Like a drought soul thirsty for water

                But often it’s a long walk to morn



                The morning I am longing for is now only a beautiful illusion that will never come through

                Or perhaps it will

                But it’s taking too long



                I’m a sleepless soul

                With weary eyes that ache for rest

                That ache for respite from my nightmares


                My nights aren’t made for rest

                So I long for the morning, for morning’s calming melody

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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