Kelvin Owusu

Rookie - 134 Points (15-10-1988 / Ghana)

Know You - Poem by Kelvin Owusu

I want to know you
Who you are, inside where you reside
Is it with me or is there another who's caught your eye

Would it occur a time which I would acquire?
Or already these feelings must I retire
Soon if possible, an answer I do require

I implore you. Do not burn what I wear on my sleeve
Broken peddles and still roses bloom on desert soil
The feeling of snake bites and the taste of poison apples linger

Poison flows through my veins
With just a mention of your name it takes effect
Heart races, body numb, I see your reflection on another man's arm.
I'm done.


Comments about Know You by Kelvin Owusu

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/5/2013 1:45:00 PM)


    ok, again ending a sad and melancholy lines, of love being rejected, of love being denied or betrayed... But of course, the dark side of love is found in life's reality. Thank for nicely painting it. (Report) Reply

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  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (2/5/2013 1:44:00 PM)


    ok, again ending a sad and melancholy lines, of love being rejected, of love being denied or betrayed... But of course, the dark side of love is found in life's reality. Thank for nicely painting it. (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (1/31/2013 3:36:00 AM)


    beautifully written... nice poem indeed... metaphors are written uniquely...
    keep writing...
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  • Neela Nath Das (1/25/2013 6:29:00 AM)


    Nice usage of figure of speech.The anxiety of a true lover is seen in every nuke and corner! A nice poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (1/25/2013 5:41:00 AM)


    There's anxiety in every line of this poem - very effectively written. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (1/23/2013 1:45:00 PM)


    Unrequited love - always brings heartache which issues from the poet's pen. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (1/23/2013 7:53:00 AM)


    this is totally great. i my self like to know others and help them as much as i can.
    good work my dear friend.
    Ellias.
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  • Nader Baheri (1/23/2013 7:50:00 AM)


    great masterpiece of art especially the ending.and also peddie for the love reminds me one of great poem in our language written by a famoust poet in our country.you may noy know him but he was so great.his name is Sohrab Sepehri.
    he is written:
    I SAW IN THE ALLEY A PEDDIER PEDDIED LOVE AND LIGHT
    i think this is the best simile for the one who begs for the love.the love must be bilateral.
    thank you for this marvelous poem.provoked lots of nostalgia i had with him.
    ~nb
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  • Stevie Taite (1/23/2013 6:27:00 AM)


    You wrote it as it felt and it came across well. You are so reserved when it comes to capturing love! Go get em! Win their hearts with some Kelvin magic! that's how my heart interacts with your sweet pen this day. X x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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