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Cameo

Rating: 4.8
Driven snow, when sad clouds close over me
and dark skies drop to colour my earth black,
you lure my journey home: you heed my plea.
As the key that opens doors bears the knack,
I concede that your charm lulls my fell breast.
So, like a sandboy, my doubts are addressed.

Sparks in your eyes fill my heart with wishes.
The light of dawn, are those the fallen stars?
For deep night songs lull my rest with kisses.
O virgin who spins, were deathlessness ours!
Famed grace, charm with a moony character,
won't this spell keep my soul here and after?

Bright smile of the morn, island of the moon.
Lamp borne high to lead to the sacred truth,
lighten my piqued sky with the torch of noon
and guide my youthful heart across its route.
O strength wooed, winning gentler victories,
such that put spirits through their mysteries.

Dearie loved, I mean not to drive both ways
but cook up words digested with the strings
on a sheet of flat worth, singing your praise.
Sealed with a kind kiss, for the love it brings,
approve my words with more or less delight,
O princess born with the morning first light.

Spring flower, image worth a million words:
the stroke of His quill, not can time wilt you,
nor omens from the observed flight of birds;
nor practice smudge your otherworldly hue.
Suffused with warmth, consecrated with oil,
swing with joy, sought-after fruit of our soil.

O birth that brought a three-piece kola nut,
the waist that nursed you, I'd hero-worship.
Except my lips, my eyelids aren't sewn shut,
nor while it might seem I heed less or sleep.
Touch my brow, and the cross I'll only bear.
Kiss my shoulder; the mark, I'll always wear.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: immortality,love
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A Eulogy for Chinemerem Adaeze Modesta Emmanuella Ozumba: Cameo.
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COMMENTS
Luo Zhihai 21 December 2020
Spring flower, image worth a million words: It's wonderful!
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Bri Edwards 01 October 2020
i have read some comments on his poems on PH, and some comments left by him on other's poems, but have not read his poem(s) . My time is limited and 'love poems' are not my favorite. BUT high praise has been cast his way, so......perhaps if one has the time. she/he may profit by reading his work(s) . i noticed, while rereading one of my poems which he commented on a few years ago, that he might be someone to reckon with here. bri :)
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Jeanette Telusma 11 June 2020
Beautiful poem, full of drive. Wonderful writing, keep it up!
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Roseann Shawiak 20 March 2020
Sochukwu, At the very first few lines I felt the precious words of love and commitment, knowing instinctively that your poem was beautiful, its depth is filled with romance, desire, and an unyielding gentle love, a promise of the heart that would never be taken lightly. Intense, delicate, filled with wonder and love for a woman. Thank you for inviting me to read it! ! Loved it! RoseAnn
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Dominic Windram 19 March 2020
Very original and powerful poem....it's a 10 from me!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 17 March 2020
A well composed poem.......10++++??
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Prabir Gayen 16 January 2019
Very powerful poem of powerful emotion....thanks
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Dr Dillip K Swain 25 February 2018
It's brilliant composition! Loved reading it again! Thanks for sharing this with us!
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George Krokos 12 February 2018
This is a very well crafted piece that goes deep like some classical or mystical love poem which transcends time with great use of words and imagery. Well done..
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Chinedu Dike 09 January 2018
Exquisitely brilliant, infinitely passionate - wording of romantic classic. Exotic flow of thought ceremoniously rich in tone, and elegantly brought forth with beautiful rendition of words to utmost justice. A pure nourishment of soul, lovely masterpiece. My regards Chukwuma.
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