Say It Hold me closer to hear them Make me feel lost as I do Entrench the hollow Let's go deeper, for in our hands The liquor to toast to truth is. My soul wants to hear it The words of the hearty craver My cognoscente, I want to learn and hear from you Tell me, I want to hear I cover the distance To brisk us till night falls To make you see me As translucent as the crystal Tingle my ears with it They won't get tired of hearing it Suffuse on me The ecstasy of intense pleasure Magical and absorbing Clutched within my heart Is the laconic utterance of you. Just say it. The hunger for this is timeless.
My phoenix For some moment, I went down Not for the throne or the crown Down the aisle of mystery On a broad road so tilty Into the shambles of no mercy Dying without even knowing Choked with the flame of love Enlaced with a cussing An intrinsic cataclysm No added lenity or euphemism So uncalled for but expected When all fell, I fidgeted. I gnawed through the pains It ended in fears and tears All failed but he did not I died but he came and fought His blazing eyes aroused the cries But his love mended the ways From the dim to the colourful rays I thought I was dying I faltered, he came rising Even when I died, I couldn't have died The old became new It never finished He was my phoenix.
About the Poet
Adediran Olusade is a final year student at the University of Ibadan. She loves writing, especially writing poems. Currently, she resides in Oyo town.