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Love, Desire and a girl called Toyosi!

You have always been out of my grasp but my feelings for you leave me with gasps
Why God Almighty,
Made you so flighty,
Makes me wonder
If you were made to wander
Or if it’s just a twist of fate
That we weren’t meant to be soul mates
Life could be cruel
And its burdens such a gruel
Love, its only respite!

For centuries in
And centuries out
A suitable explanation for this wonderful phenomenon
Has subtly eluded the best of philosophers.
Is it never having to say I’m sorry?
Or the warm, tingly feeling I get when I’m with you.
Is it something to give?
Or something you receive
An illness
Or a madness
A lasting emotion
Or a passing phase

————— A Song ———————

You promised that you’d never hurt me,
Promised never to leave my side,
All is well now, your loving me,
My heart beats with the strength of your love…

Loving you…
Loving you…

What would I do if you forsook me?
Would I remain if you seized to care?
My heart if broken just won’t heal, Couldn’t imagine loving anyone but you…

Loving you…
Loving you…

My heart beats with the strength of your love,
Loving you…

—————— TOYOSI —————–

The name…
It begins with a T and ends with an I
Reminding me of my pain
Mocking our love
That name…
Memories of broken promises
A love lost
Destiny changed…
Taking what is not hers
Reaping where she didn’t sow
Erecting walls between me and mine
Beware T!
Love conquers all
One day he’ll be mine again
And your memory will just be a dirty stain
Long forgotten
For what God has put together,
Let no man put asunder!

————–The Considerate Luv—-

A considerate lover,
Is as lucky a thing as a four-leaf clover,
One who puts your needs first
Like mother robin in her nest,
One who smiles when you smile,
And accompanies you mile after mile.
One who lets you take a rest
And doesn’t put you to the test. One who senses your distress,
And is prepared to build you a fortress,
One who doesn’t think of himself alone,
But is ready to seek your own,
One who appreciates your worth, And remembers your birthday is on the fourth.
A wonderful treasure to have around,
Like a beautiful seashell just found.
But like a diamond, one must seek far and wide,
To find a true gem, who won’t take you for a ride.


Posted by on November 4, 2010 in Poetry


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My Teenage Crush Part 2; Heartbreak Motel!

When I met you, I was afraid to love you,
When I loved you I was afraid to lose you,
I lost you because of my fear.

Two years have almost gone by
If I could I’d change the past
But it wouldn’t change much unless you cared…

Everything that could go wrong, went wrong
Bittersweet memories and the pain of not knowing what could have been, pursue me.

Friends would do anything to see the guy who dented my poise and cool exterior and exposed a vulnerable side I didn’t know existed in me.

All are eager to see what kind of guy could make me go berserk and dent my seemingly strong facade.
The guy who struck a cord in my heart
… Only you could do that to me.

Feelings for you won’t go away
Infatuations are supposed to die right?
Passions to fizzle out sooner or later, then what do you call these pesky feelings that just won’t go away?

What is it about you that makes my heart betray me?

I offered you nothing but my friendship in a bid to protect my heart but you captured it anyway
and broke it unconsciously.
It wouldn’t have hurt so much if you hadn’t withdrawn your friendship.

Not having your love was bad enough but taking away your friendship was absolutely cruel.

When feelings of nostalgia threaten to drown me and memories of you fill my every being:
Your laughter, your voice.

I try to get them out but I fail at every attempt and with growing frustration I realize just how much you mean to me.
…What is it about you?

I’ve been thinking…………………….
Maybe if I see you again, the hold you have on my heart will be broken, the spell broken forever.

But my heart reminds me that it wasn’t just your looks that held me captive, for I had surrendered my heart a long time ago

Even after thinking that you were far from being the prince charming of my dreams due to your clever deception.

Oh life! Oh love! Why have I been treated so unfairly?

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Posted by on November 4, 2010 in Poetry


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My Teenage Crush! part 1

The very first time you are smitten, is hardly a time that can be remembered fondly! Oh the folly and foibles of youth….

He waltzed into your life,
dancing the cha-cha with his butchacha.
A perfect gentleman no less
and with a sigh,
you realize,
that you’ve been shot by cupid’s arrows!
You feel yourself floating on to cloud 9,
and imagine yourself a bullfrog, gulping down unsuspecting butterflies.
This must be so, considering the absurd fluttering in your stomach.
Your friends don’t see what you see in him.
Forget them, blind lot
You’ll buy them all contact lenses when you’re less busy with your man.
That won’t be soon.
He smiles at you,
and melts your heart
He laughs,
and sets your heart racing.

You know nothing about him,
But that he is perfect.
Even though he has faults and shortcomings,
The good surely overshadows the bad.
And he’s yours for the taking!
But out of the blues,
A faltering step sets all your hopes ablaze.
If you had been blessed with foresight,
You could have avoided this oversight.
Your first meeting couldn’t have gone worse.
His little play of deception, sets you off balance,
You wonder if he can hear the thudding of your heart
And words, blast them!
Won’t come out right.
You appear dumb, no incredibly stupid.
Who’d believe you had an I.Q. rating of 105%
Your heart bleeds as you see the look of disappointment on his face.
But yet he gives you a second chance.
Not trusting yourself this time,
You seek the advice of a woman
supposedly worldly wise instead of just following your heart.
Things blow up in your face
Now, he is gone for good
You’re just a fleeting memory in his mind’s zone.
Well, Life goes on.
You must admit that you were never sure of his feelings.
You should never have taken things seriously in the first place,
Then you would have been yourself
And things wouldn’t have gotten sour.
Maybe by the close of the century you’d have forgotten all about him
But it seems Hades isn’t going to allow you forget your pain in a hurry.
Your friends………………….
So-called friends,
Who claimed they couldn’t see what you saw in him
Yeah right! (Sic)
They can’t resist having a piece of the pie,
Your pie!
Insufferable bitches!
It isn’t enough for them that you’ve lost him
But they want him to despise you as well
They smile at you
(Oh what crooked teeth!)
Telling you they’re just trying to help,
while they go on a phoning spree
using your name (imagine that!)
Eagerly casting their nets hoping to catch a fish
Your fish!
Well they can have him
He’s done with you anyway
But ouch!…………………….
Is that your stomach hurting or a much deeper pain?
Oh well,
You’re perfectly happy
And not one to chase after shadows
Your favorite words —–“it was fun while it lasted”

You’re young, beautiful and talented
`N you can’t spend your whole life brooding over something that was never even meant to be
Now can you?
Of course not!
It was just an infatuation
That’s what you tell yourself everyday,
`Though it doesn’t sound convincing, not even to you
Man! It ain’t easy.
You wish you hadn’t screwed up.
Now he won’t even be your friend.
A sad ending to what could have been a marvelous association.
But don`t fret.
You’re wiser now.
At least, something good did come out of this
A more thoughtful you, that is.
Well there’s a never-ending stream
Of over-eager guys at your beck and call as usual but how come the most fascinating is usually the one out of reach.
Now you understand how Eve felt in the Garden of Eden.
Well life goes on.
You’re perfectly happy and content and you hope he is too!

These verses you have just written are a glimpse of a flippant thought which pervade the serenity of your subconscious mind once in a while
But apart from that……………………..


Posted by on November 4, 2010 in Poetry


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