Olalekan Ololade Sobande
Lekan Meets Aminat - Poem by Olalekan Ololade Sobande
I hear your call! I hear it far away!
I want to review your face again
and feel your cold embrace
and inhale your breath
come away, my love, from street.
- - -
Now we have come to you,
and are amazed to find
those you have loved and respected
mock you to your face
being behind myself, I can see only you
Two dark shadows on the wall,
which merge into one as I chose beside you
when at last the light are out;
and I feel your hands in mine
two human breaths join in one.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
This particular poem builds up to a climax of expectation which is then shattered. But what is most reaveling is the naivety and the implied self-mockery of the speakers expressed through the cliché with which he cloths his expectations. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the poem is its title.
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