REMINISCENCE: A POEM

REMINISCENCE: A POEM

... And finally it is here
The day I told you
You went after stones
While you had diamonds
The stones have turned on you
Like a cobra against its charmer
Your heart is shattered by his slaying words
False words that burn down the walls of the heart
You drank of his manliness
Now you spit out bitter saliva
Coated with strange odor
Your inside hurts as if on fire
He dashed it to you
A filthy gift from his many companions

Once I begged the sun to rise in your name
I even bribed the birds to hum you a song
Watching your beautiful face light-up in a graceful smile
I told the rivers to dance for your happiness
For love made me crazy
Your eyes were like a magic charm
It magneted my very heart
With each beating, I was lost in your arms
Those days are far far gone

The day my eyes shed a river
I knew my love was higher than kilimanjaro
Your words made me weak
But you left me like a total stranger
Down the path of love
All my affection, stripped
Like the veil of a worthless stripper
My heart died a million deaths
But lived on at the thought of you
You kicked my soul away like a cheap article

My breath you stole away
Washed me with the waters of pain
A lost sheep, I was
Gnashing my teeth in death's house
Remember I told you, 'this day shall come'

High above my worth soared
Even your mouth confess of my wonders
With knees bent you ask for another chance
Tears have made a mockery of your face
Promises decorate your sweet lips
And I look at your eyes
My guts are weak once again
Because I am still in love no more
What do I?...


A piece of creative writing bƔ
Alexander Thandi Ubani
A Poet, writer, Novelist and Thespian.
©®2013

More by this Author


6 comments

Frank Atanacio profile image

Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

gritty, emotional, sad, but so well written my friend :)


taiwokareem profile image

taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

I really love this one. If there was a share button on every Media. I would have done so. I will share it on all my social network websites i use regularly. well done bro.

If you permit me, I would use some quotes from this later


ubanichijioke profile image

ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

Very well encouraged by your commendable words. Grateful, Sire. Bless you, Frank. :)


ubanichijioke profile image

ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks, taiwo. Glad you could stop by with such interesting comment. Yeah, you can go along; permission is all yours :). Well done.


always exploring profile image

always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This one tugged at ' me ' heart. You are a great poet with deep meanings. Love everything you put to pen...


ubanichijioke profile image

ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks Ruby, your words are well appreciated. :)

Bless you.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working