Abina Baveghems

Rookie - 180 Points (25-12-00. / Georgetown, Guyana)

The Senator's Daughter - Poem by Abina Baveghems

I woke up this morning,
A lie, I couldn't even sleep,
For in my head more than a thousand times
I replayed the memory of the senator's daughter,
Just by chance I passed her by while she was on the balcony crying,
I don't know how, but I couldn't help not asking why?
For the reason I was dying.
She bowed her head and bat her eyes
And said to 'go away! ,
You have no business with why I cry'
Then she bade me a 'Good day! '.
But before she turned and stormed away,
I think I caught a smile,
Or maybe not, but anyway I stood there quite a while,
It baffled me the chemistry that I was just dealt,
If only she were just like me
And felt what I had felt,
If only she was just like me
Her lips I wished to melt
With the flames and lust and love and sparks
That kept me awake all night
We could have sailed like Sappho in an ark
Away to paradise.

Topic(s) of this poem: girl, love

Form: Abecedarian


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015



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