Adeosun Olamide

From The Unwanted Dark- Drowning In - Poem by Adeosun Olamide

We like the clouds,
We follow it,
At night we whisper to the stars,
They whisper back-
We wait for the breeze
For it caresses and rhythm

They watch us from the window
They whisper

The sun watches us too
It sneaks on us-
We know,
At dawn, it pierces our curtain
We notice- the stare as we walk,
It follows,
Sometimes hiding behind the cloud-
We smile, pretending not to know

They see us smile from the window
They whisper

We like the stream,
We dabble our feet-
We smile at the wonders of God,
The beautiful sky,
We pick the broken foliage
And weep- at its death

They see us weep,
From the window, they whisper
We wonder why they look-

We listen to the clock
To its song-
We write it down
They come to us, see our music
We try to hum it, we do
They listen, they don’t like it-
They hold our hands, we hold theirs
And hug us, they weep, we weep-
They smile, we smile-

We don’t like the drugs
It makes us weak,
We say we want to swim, the stream
They say we said we want to drown
We say we want to fly, the clouds
They say we said we want to flee
We say aloneness enkindle our flame
It doesn’t matter- they put the shackles
And take us up the tower, they leave us here
We tell them- we want the breeze, the warmth
They remove the window, say we could jump
To escape, the walls won’t let,
We sleep, hoping to dream of the outside-
They come, the jailer- to hug, to weep
But never to save-
From the unwanted dark we drown in

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2015

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