Poetry Play #58

poetry play penastory

Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Llushes


Her tears traced streams of blood on her face as she remembered

Her memories froze as the images swam in her head

Her voice choked at her throat

She couldn’t utter a word as he stood before her

She remembered


He looked at her too

A man out of the manacles of memories

Like Lazarus from the tomb

And they could only stare and speak silence


Pain seared through her eyes and shone

Glistening in her tears

She loved him she remembered

Well, she still did she admitted


And he stood there

In the picture in her hand

Looking at her

Into her eyes

Into her soul

And wishing God could answer her prayer of resurrection


She silently muttered a word of prayer or so she thought

It was hard

She couldn’t think

She thought she couldn’t breathe

It hurt so much anguish constricted her chest

All she had left seeped through her fingers and it felt icy cold


He was her happiness

And happiness they say is like water

That slips through the basket of fingers

She wished life could just be a fairy tale of eternal happiness


Alas it wasn’t to be

He was just there before her

Her heart thudded at her

She couldn’t hold it back

There weren’t any more words or tears

Just emotions

Empty emotions which resounded each time she thought his name


His name that now tasted like ashes on the tongue

Ashes from the burnt firewood of memories

She blinked her eyes

And her tears kissed the picture in her hand


Truthfully she enjoyed the pain

At least she still had something to hold on to

Sweetness couldn’t pleasure her now

Her tears would and the thought of forever

But forever without him swung so low her future tasted the loneliness


Since he left

She had not stop feeling the loneliness

Wrapped around her like a sellotape

And she didn’t want to stop being lonely

For she believed she can only be happy in the heaven of his hands


Why stop at feeling this way?

She should meet him in his bliss

And seal the forever not just in words, in kisses and hugs


And she believed that she will meet him again someday

In a place in which time doesn’t exist

Only love and happiness that cannot be broken


Love they say exists through space

Her heart beat through space

Her soul-mate was in space

In the space where nothing or no one else could ever fill

She felt peace in her hurt and accepted finally



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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