Kelvin Owusu

Rookie - 126 Points (15-10-1988 / Ghana)

Suicidal Lies


I Said hi when I meant goodbye
It's not a lie, not do I lie, just a rare truth
Is not even that I like it when you cry
Just an uncontrolled smile

You hurt, I create
You suspect, I evade
You react, I sustain
You walk, I reclaim

Left you hanging,
A noose round the neck
A river flow, blood red
Joys torment,
A gentle push
Cliff dive

Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,509 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/6/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    This is a moving one, written with passion. Keep on posting and do not give up. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,682 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/9/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    when you cry I smile,
    when you ask I retract,
    when you hug I am idle,

    the last stanza is poetically sad and true...that is what we are doing to other human being....
    well done dear Kelvin Owusu..keep it up.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (9/9/2014 8:35:00 PM)

    Congrats! Loved reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,704 Points Terry Craddock (9/9/2014 5:12:00 PM)

    The last stanza soars before leap fatal, insightful and intriguing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (9/9/2014 4:57:00 PM)

    ............congratulations....I really like how you wrote this one....especially the second stanza.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,465 Points Lyn Paul (9/9/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    So open, so raw and unknown. The thinking begins.. Thank You Kevin (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,621 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/9/2014 3:23:00 AM)

    Profound...lovely and congrats for the day selection (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,384 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/9/2014 2:28:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, a well deserved selection of poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,336 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (9/9/2014 1:15:00 AM)

    Excellent the expression to illustrate the truth. Unique indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,960 Points Chinedu Dike (9/9/2014 1:08:00 AM)

    Craftily created. A lovely piece. Keep it up and thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elusion . (9/9/2013 11:03:00 PM)

    The juxtaposition of ideas here is quite riveting.
    Go Ghana. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (9/9/2013 8:04:00 PM)

    Nice poem. However this is subject to different interpretation by the raeders (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (11/28/2012 7:39:00 PM)

    oh kelvin..sure i will probably have the interpretation of this poem all wrong..but here goes and only you know the truth..this write is of you telling your friend the truth, because you don't lie as you said in the first stanza but she can't handle it, because of insecurity..so she decides to walk away as you said in the second stanza and you reclaim your life and happiness..seems like the last stanza is she now wishes to come back to you but you have left her hanging..until you decide you wish to be in a relationship with her..fabulous write.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Hunter Hunters (9/9/2012 11:42:00 AM)

    Owusu, ur poem is just true, I like it. If u don't mine take a trip true my poems (the fluke, break up, faith ect) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 121 Points Indranil Bhaduri (9/9/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    Mindblowing...Superb poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sunny Rose (9/6/2012 9:30:00 AM)

    the title already captivated me wow what a poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,133 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/2/2012 8:08:00 AM)

    just a door, suicide, life on one side and we know not what on the otherBut the choice is something, maybe the
    only thing, we have control over.When we loose that choice there is nothing left to live for.....and we walk through
    that door......and shut it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Justice Clarke (8/30/2012 6:04:00 PM)

    Powerful and full of great depth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stevie Taite (8/28/2012 1:56:00 AM)

    A guilty love of holding power over someone who has lost self worth. The attraction to someone that for some reason you feel ashamed of, (like a natzi over a Jew but not quite thet extreme) That is what I get from this interesting read. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,509 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (8/27/2012 2:30:00 PM)

    This is one piece which I need to reread to get the gist of the whole thing. I am going out and I will reread this when I come back. Take care. You are really productive with three entries at one time. Great creations. (Report) Reply

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