ole kuyioni josphat


Memories Are Butterflies - Poem by ole kuyioni josphat

Nine Months ago,
I stumbled into you
thinking it is the beginning of happiness
So vivid are the memories
the scent of the perfume, the one you had the first time I saw you
The innocence behind your eyes, ,
the ivory between your lips, so properly arranged
the hue of your skin, not so dark not so light
I held my breath for that feeling to last a little longer…
I knew the second I would breath out, it would all fly away… with the wind
and forever remain memories

I saw you walk away
as I count your steps
should I stop you? Should I call you back?
a large battle is looming
will the head or heart win?
..and like a shadow you disappeared
into the silence of the night
and forever you are gone
will I ever forget you?
How when your smooth giggles still punctuate my nights
How when your melodic voice still hums in the kitchen
ever wondered why I dance in the rain?
the rain is the cleanser that washes away my tears


I do not have tangible materials
but I have my own little money
that will keep me.....at least till December
but in my heart, I have everything
It wont be about money
but you made it appear, the old record still replays
and the memories reappear, ,
but like butterflies disappear

when the rains fall and the thunder shudders
I ask myself, should I have stopped you?
but how do I?
would I have done it differently?
Yes! I thought to myself
I should have walked away the first time we met
to find my own happiness
the memories like butterflies
fly across my eyes and cloud my vision
I have to remind my mind
I got a mortar engine, I can anchor it firm
to stand the storm


I am tired, feeling unwell and I have some work to do…
so my former darling… allow me to pen off…
I will write to you again someday…
when the pain is bearable
hopefully by December


Comments about Memories Are Butterflies by ole kuyioni josphat

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 5, 2014


[Hata Bildir]