In my spooky clumsy closet Lies the dull sulky puppet Towing the wanderland Watching the whirlwind As it brushes on the face, nostalgia And cuts the mind with the soggy idea Under my smile Is the bud that tastes bile Locking up the biting surge To spit the wreaking cries But the smile bashes the urge Oh, the coloured shining butterflies! Make me sap the nectar Of the drowning world Throw to me the wings Make me fly to the highs Oh, the moon! Sing to me the lullabies Bathe me with the dripping songs Escaping the troubles of a lonely heart Under my smile Is the clamour to break free it's a voice to be heard But drowning in no help But still hoping in ecstasy Under my smile is the rising pain The tortures of the emotions The silent intruder, the fights untold It is a cover It's the smile A cover to cold A mothering clothing A glittering glass Mirroring the phosphorescence Bathed with a brave face That smile can only be mine now
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.
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