Poetry Play #60

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Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Llushes



The cold air wrapped its fingers around you

And you shiver shiver shiver

In the emptiness of the bedroom


I’d walked through the hallowed halls hoping for a sound

Any sound to wake me from my reverie of lies but nothing

I was floating


You floated in the air

Like a fish in water

Waiting for the right fisherman to come and bring you back to life

I say a ray of hope

The slightest glimmer and yet I swayed away from it.

I was floating out of existence


I tried to reach you

But my hands were not long enough to cover the distance

And the telephone was too small to capture the content of my heart

So I couldn’t stop you from floating

I could only float just like you too

I could feel you… I could breathe you. Our unwavering desires poked at my conscience. My aim is to find you wherever you are.


I hope you find me out of this forest of faces

And I hope I find you too

So that we can fill up the spaces in us that distance has created

So that I can touch you and know the texture of love

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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One Response to Poetry Play #60

  1. Llushes says:

    Awesome Sam


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