Bori…

I. Twenty one A line Arbitrary Delineates Teenage From Adult II. Metamorphosis   The caterpillar Crawling Unnoticed Blossoms Colourful A wonder of nature A butterfly, gay and breathtaking Flitting just out of reach of many A longing heart. III. Kiddo Young puppy Doe eyed Wagging tails Tugs at the heart Lodges in a special place…

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The Embrace

He held her close to his chest and stroked her hair gently, running his hands down the length of her braids and back, in slow regular rhythm. He heard her sigh contentedly as she burrowed further into him. It was the picture of intimacy. He closed his eyes against the sting of tears. A wave…

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Love?

Love is painful to hold on to, When love is out of your reach;   Love leaves a void, when your heart Is filled with love, with no means to express it;   Love is bittersweet, When love is given but not received in return;   Love is the hardest thing, When with ease, one…

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Cracked

A cracked calabash is not fit to hold water It is a wrong choice of ware to take to the river Fill it with sand Pour water and Plant your seed; Watch the blossom As life grows Into a splash of colors; A cracked calabash is unfit to hold water It can cradle life in…

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The Blackened Pot

The blackened pot sits atop the flame The yellow flame, unrefined and defiling Defiling the silver coating, hiding the luster The luster, the very essence of the pot’s beauty Beauty now tainted, a surface that once shimmered Shimmered with radiance, is now coated with soot Soot, from too little oxygen to burn completely, Completely, the…

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