Kebe Iwara


A Lover's Requiem - Poem by Kebe Iwara

And then the heart hangs, too dazed for repose; like a starless night, once splendid, like the last curtain sudden drawn upon the stage, demise heaves its final breath- the smooch of the lover's parting lips is mystic to the cheek. How do i wake from this stilled dream and let your vapouring wisp from my fist? - oh flight- keen moth! Must i give you all to the grave- to the earth? That naked whore found you and turned you wanderlust. Wait! Why are you all so eager to see him off? Let me hold, let me touch.perhaps my memory will be wry or pictures reduce him to a lie. Oh wait! Why are you all in such a haste? Let me touch, let me feel. A tooth leaves my mouth and its place none can take.

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  • Chinedu Dike (5/29/2015 6:09:00 PM)


    An unpleasant scene of one caught cheating in a relationship well depicted in the poem. A beautiful short narrative piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (2/13/2013 4:46:00 AM)


    Starless night. Good poem.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 13, 2013


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