Nyagaka Charles

Rookie - 21 Points (June 24 90 / Kisii, Kenya)

Flames Of Realization - Poem by Nyagaka Charles

As I watched the yellow ball fall,
And felt the cold wind blow,
Colliding with the earth at the gentle horizon,
An explosion of darkness engulfed the gulf,
Bringing with it loneliness so icy.
Leaning against the street wall,
Blinded by the night, still I couldn't mistake it:
Such a package of tenderness and warmth,
Brought by an arm so gentle,
An arm that could only be yours.

I was dazed as your body shielded me from the wind,
And your arms neatly belted around my waist,
I wished to say thank u but I ran short of words,
'Cause your lips swallowed the letter right from my tongues edge,
It all happened so fast that I can't recall the rest.
Feels like yesterday yet so far down the history avenue,
My minds gradually falling into reality,
And I can't stand the sight of regrettably so good a memory...

I know u don’t seek me apart from in my memory lane,
A path which today I chose to take yet again,
Only this time to witness an uncalled for accident,
My conscience collided head on with my past.
Trust me its for the good of our future,
‘Cause it ignited flames of realization from the now ashy past,
That to u and memories of u I should bid farewell...
And so be it.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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