Eastern Widow

VJ Ay By VJ Ay, 18th Jan 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Life of a widow in Eastern Nigeria... This piece attempts to capture a fictional experience of one of then...

Black Eastern Widow

The rains of his smile have failed to gorge the plains
Hence my streams of love have dried up
And its sun of joy ceases to shine

His laughter no more echoes in the skies
His graceful thunderous steps have vanished
Leaving the air before me void with silence

Where has his yelling gone
Behold his graceful nightly tappings from excitement over coming dinner cease to live
Behold it is done

Breath has done wicked again
It has left his once lively body
Leaving him to be cold and stiff to life

Tomorrow they come
Hungry for a feast of his remains
With blade and scissors ready to devour my hair

Your protection has bade me goodbye
Your reassuring hands lay motionless
What happened to forever and always

Now I shall rot in thoughts of your demise
Loathe of hunger for your love
And die from starvation of it

Suffer for your going – bathe you in death
I shall be made to toast to your death
And drink from loathsome cup – water that bathed you

There is no tomorrow for me
For today is my last
It shall remain memory of your cowardice in fight

Eventually you are powerless
Your love is no weapon
A defence against the inevitable silence

Stories are the legacies of your presence
Memories that shall someday fade away

Goodbye my lover
The reapers come at dawn


Culture, Life, Poetry, Widow

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author avatar VJ Ay
Read beyond the words, penetrate beneath the rhymes, feel the impact of poetry and journey the world of emotions. I am Ay, a Nigerian poet who seeks to reach the world beyond reach through poetry.

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author avatar Mariah
19th Jan 2016 (#)

Soulful and very moving.

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author avatar Retired
31st Jan 2016 (#)

Beautiful poetry VJ.

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