Emmanuel Odum

Rookie - 300 Points (15 April / Nigeria)

Elesee - Poem by Emmanuel Odum

I remember how you look
your memories never die
i might not see you again
but i sure can't let you go
its' crazy how it felt
when love was young and new
i knew i was so shy
you came closer even more
our age were eight and nine
but 'this' i cant deny
your smiles made me proud
youe tears evoke my rage
we never said a word
but grew so fond and nice
what word was there to say
we both were moon-struck
we jeered the envious class
yet, we were not sure
on play grounds i was bruised
i knew the bullies names
'stay away from her...
...or you could do with this! ? '
i dared to call you sister
but you were not Nigerian
the Ghanian seed you bore
made your beauty more than words
while i grew to realise
the precious gift you were
you left our primary school
without saying a good bye
you told me you would leave
but not without a farewell
i know you are somewhere
grooming for a man
i cant forget you
my treasure queen Elesee.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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