Sarah Mkhonza

Gold Star - 14,070 Points (May 7,1957 / Swaziland)

Come Let Us Walk On Mars - Poem by Sarah Mkhonza

Come let's walk on Mars,
On this tray of chocolate,
For they say over there,
The earth is red and we,
Can be the only ones who,
Have been lovers where only
Scientists go. As we spread our
Chocolate on this planet and teach,
It love for the planet earth, has
Lost a taste of the essence of giving,
That you feel when chocolate goes,
Into the taste buds for the nerves of,
Love as true as landing up there.

I hang on this chocolate kiss and,
Suck air in between my teeth trying
To find your bits but they slip into
A me I have never seen.

This essence of being so real,
So. silently Moorish on this planet
Strange that you've put me on Isis,
Is so like being Mars borne the
Earth has no understanding of the
Steady mist that this chocolate leaves,
For it lingers in the space called me,
Long after the Earth has claimed us
Back to its confusing bosom.

Tie me to you umbilical cord,
To umbilical cord for ours is
A spaceship all our own. For
Flotation of chocolate birds,
In their own Sputnik baffles
Those who only get trapped on.
The doings in Stat Wars, for our
Are Planet Wars that defy reason,
For they are made of entwined
Chocolate love.

Topic(s) of this poem: chocolate, love

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have never written a love poem and this is what came out. I enjoyed writing it. Feel free to share a comment.Reminded me of the banana slip in Carbondale, Illinois.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 6, 2017

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 17, 2018


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