You’re My Poetry
Your ravishing beauty fishes out
The rhyme locked away in my ink
Only for me to let it go, then, boom!
It disappears like the chaffs blown
Away by the Sahara furious wind.
Your dazzling teeth reveal every
Stanza of the words marching out
Of my belly just to survive in life
While many of such have had their
Life cut short through brain seizure.
You live within my lines as you’re
My esoteric whisper: poetry that
Had crossed many oceans without
A canoe; spoken many dialects
Without being schooled at all.
You filled many bosoms with words
Of aesthetics yet others felt agonies
Through you being a grim reaper that
You’ve always been. Many hearts have
Been quenched by your roaring water.
Bard Tosin Morakinyo