Oluwatosin Richard Shiba Aribo
A Perfect World - Poem by Oluwatosin Richard Shiba Aribo
My life is in shambles,
I've begun to gamble,
I've even begun to tumble
I stare at your picture,
My starry eyes outline your features,
And I remember so fondly
How I used to hold you proudly,
Food doesn't fill me up,
Glory is not enough,
Weed doesn't make me high,
Liquor doesn't sober me up
Other women don't interest me,
Water doesn't cool me',
Fame is for the luckless
Fortune for gold diggers'
The news angers me
Porn doesn't arouse me
Nollywood bores me
A night of a thousand laughs don't make me laugh
And NTA is for Civil Servants and pansies
I became numb, unfeeling
And the world is not even big enough
So many odds'
But always, you down play them and
Magnify my strengths
Do you think of me?
Do you remember me?
Do I make you feel the full woman you are?
Or perhaps I have been terrible like the other men
Who wish to spread you open eagle like
to plunder your juices,
Have I been terrible like that?
Have I given you unseen bruises?
Woman, you are the longing of my heart and
The heart of my longing
Hold me in the cross of your arms'
Perhaps then I can die like I'd always
With a smile on my lips.
No worries on my mind.
And defiance in my heart
Ah! I recall everything,
Did you think I wouldn't?
Kissing on the streets in G.R.A, and at Banana island,
In front of the amber coloured waters
Loving life and you.
Ah! The world seemed so perfect.
While you were in my arms.
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