With open hands, you came to me
Provided the warmth I always crave
the shelter I forever want
And a shoulder to lean on
You filled my heart with your love
You made it sink deep down your oceans
And flooded it inside out.
Like a messiah, you smothered my pains
Restored my shattered heart
And mended my broken strings
You made me feel a whole
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And awakened the dead cells in me.
You created a path of happiness and joy
One filled with affections.
But here I am, Lost again
In these valley of pain
For every happiness you gave, you caused more pains
For every tears you wiped, you brought more fears
For every painful memories you erased, you created more horrible ones
A sad story I tried to evade
But in it I continue to dwell,
For my mind is filled with unsaid words
Odeyemi Mubarak is a 300level student of university of Ilorin studying Civil engineering. He hails from Ibadan, Oyo state. He is a resident of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He’s a love poet who explores the world of cathartic writing.