Poetry Play #37

poetry play

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Doyin



I was little

I was ignorant

I was brittle

I was tolerant

I thought I found the man of whom I dreamed

Alas! It wasn’t what it seemed


Sometimes life is a nightmare of our dreams

And we wake up to a life soaked with screams

You were maybe looking for the chest packs of a macho man

When all you need is the good music of love from a piano man


I thought it was love

I honesty did

His presence made my hair billow in the subtle wind

But it appears love is just fallacy

And it exists not in this galaxy


Sometimes we have to be broken enough

Before love comes to glue us up

Sometimes we can find magic beyond the mirage

And with broken lips, recite love’s adage


I crave to taste the love of which you speak

But heartbreaks have made my heart weak

I have said and I still maintain

I’m never going to love again


                Never love again? Don’t worry love will prove you a liar

And the world will see how Cupid’s arrow sets you on fire

You will love like you didn’t know how to hate

When loves comes, and says “Hello Doyin! Are you ready for our date?”


                Love love love indeed

It’s as wasteful as planting a dormant seed

Because it brings nothing but hurt

If as a judge, love is brought to my court

I would convict it of deception

Because it exists not

Yet causes so much dejection

Why don’t we give up love and hate

In order not to unnecessarily increase out heart rate?


                Love and hate are binary polarity of life

                They cannot be carved out by any judicial knife

                I know life is really very tragic

But with true love, you can feel a bit of magic

Love can bring the comic relief to our tragedy

It can bring a remedy to our malady


No malady can love heal

No vacuum can love fill

Love is only surreal

Oh! How so unreal!

I gave my heart out

All of it

I let my lover control my heartbeat

I was by cupid’s arrow hit

Now, dead is the flame that the so-called love lit



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: 7baa55ae

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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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