You saddled my heart;
Like a wild horse;
Amidst clouds of white stallions.
Your taste lingers on my lips;
Like a misty tint of moonshine;
On late summer nights.
You are a wild rose;
By the river side.
Taming the tides.
For most nights,
As I hold you.
Under the piecing eyes,
Of the moonlight.
Your blooming lips, tainted with a bright shade
Of red blossom,
Ravage my senses.
Right there,I took a wild guess,
I shed this gloomy wind.
Loosing myself to your engulfing passion
For love is kind of crazy
With a spooky little girl
For the demon
I’ve kept at bay.
Like a knife; in the woods;
Hunted me down.
Till you clip away;
Bits after bit;
All the good in me.
And set ablaze;
All these wild impulses.
You spread like wild fire;
Filling me up.
I felt the darkness.
Like a thousand dots of flames.
I gave leave
To the voices
That held at bay
Of my anima soul.
I embraced your wild flames
And became the dark prince
Of your very own hell…
For with you,
Love; is like a wild rose
Amidst fire and smoke
Timor mortis conturbat me
(Yet still; the fear of death, frightens me)
We are but shadows
Thrown against the walls of memories.
We are wild sets of footfalls.
Dancing through pleasant sceneries.
Yet we are, at this time,
Two sets of fast beating hearts…
Erratic pulses in a field of white.
Even when you forget my face;
And memories begins to fade;
As days glide into gentle nights;
You will beat still in my heart;
Caressing my ever lucid thoughts;
As sleep nears.
Forget me not…
Unchain My Heart
I live, but in lucid dreams.
Smiles, at dawn in pleasant thrills.
Shadow tales cast gingerly on my bed frame.
My heart, entrapped, with non but thee to claim.
As I close my eyes to sleep at night.
Flickering shadows in the receding beam of light.
Heart slipping smoothly into your paradise.
Engulfed in your breath as you pull me from this wall of ice.
I felt you.
The simple rhythm of your beating heart
Your scourging passion tainting the silent night.
Your soothing aura igniting my darkest desire.
Wrapped in the shawl of your engulfing fire.
Flawlessly, you glide away from me in your caramel skin
Fading into shadows beneath the sky
Stringing my heart with yours, you left like a fly
Then, I heard the call.
Piecing the air like a siren.
It’s mother, calling out for morning devotion
Then I knew; it’s time to sleep
Till darkness covers us again with her shroud
I will revel in the taste of your love.
For I know, when the evening sun begins to fade
You will be there in your field of wild tulips
to unchain my heart.
Le us leave now…
Hi, I am Emmanuel Olukanni, a part three law student of Obafemi Awolowo University. I love writing and I take every chance I get at expression my thoughts the best way I can, poetry.