Isunge Mwangase

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Afer She Smiled, A Kiss She Blew Me - Poem by Isunge Mwangase

After she smiled, a kiss she blew me,
Like a woodpecker making her nest
I heard my heart quake,
When she turned around and drenched his lips,
Out of my eyes came something like water;
A garland of shattered dreams
On a night I ere thought perfect,
My happiness a fleeting nova,
As she grabbed hers with all fingers-
And toes,
Betrayals quintessence yet she never mine was.

Had a shooting star's promise had been broken,
Or did she wish him a moment after I her?
Light and blackness separated by a hair,
Took her a second to abandon our moment-
And I, eternity


Comments about Afer She Smiled, A Kiss She Blew Me by Isunge Mwangase

  • Moffat Mbuzi (12/2/2012 9:50:00 PM)

    I like this one, the line Like a woodpecker making her nest
    I heard my heart quake just left my heart trembling
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  • (4/29/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    Very well written isunge! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2009 3:57:00 AM)

    better to love and lose than never been...it's an experience that renders maturity to self... (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2009 1:59:00 AM)

    I am no critic of poetry; If i relate then i like and in this case i relate! i can almost feel that sadness! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2009 7:33:00 AM)

    SO many emotions! ! ! ! really good and breathtaking... the only thing here... would be maybe to change the title to 'after she smiled, she blew me a kiss'.. just i think it sounds and looks better... but the actual content of this poem is very nice! (Report)Reply

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  • Meggie Gultiano (4/23/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    nice verse here..a nice piece (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2009 5:53:00 AM)

    well... this is quite extraordinary...it made me think and read again and again.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 26, 2013


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