ifedayo oshin

Rookie (Ondo, Nigeria)

I Am Because You Are - Poem by ifedayo oshin

Who is a king
without a crown?

Or a great music performer
without a listening audience

A cocktail party
without cheerful guests?

What is beauty
without a beholder?

A work of art
without an admirer?

What is wealth
without none to share?

A joke, a story
without no one to hear and laugh?

And what is life
without no one to live with?

Who am I
without you?

My eyes without your sight
My mouth without your ears?
My heart,
without your fond memories and living thoughts

My existence
without your presence and absence

Who am i without you?

For I am, because you are.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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