Adeosun Olamide

Things We Like, Things We Do - Poem by Adeosun Olamide

We like to be seen
We don't like to be- watched
We like your smile
We don’t like your jest-
We bleed-
We come cold
We like then the cuddle
Sometimes we are thirsty-
We like then our thirst quenched-
The light passes-

We are us in the dark
-Different therein
We walk where you do
We crawl- the dark alleys
We do behind you-
We are not thieves
We are lured by your valuables
We are not rapists
We are pulled by our sexual desires-
It passes with the dark
We let it out there-
We talk-
We won't kill you
We may save you
We need only silence to-
See, we have devils nature
We want to be understood -
We hate, we lust
We are dirty- our diseases
We want though to be fine, to be good
We like to heal- not hurt
We think about you
We hurt you there in our thoughts
We mend you- therein too
We are angels at dawn
When the dark is passed

When the dark is behind
We dig the earth-
We weren't here
We won't someday
We like the birds
We like their trees too
We cut them down,
We now can see some hills
We wish to climb them cliffs too
We like to jump-
To fall on the water
To hear it splatter
And stay beneath the water-
We like where it drags us
We like the tides
Sometimes tis the silence
Sometimes the breeze
We are receptive-
We listen –
There is a gale
We don't like the gale-
The gale that has come

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Comments about Things We Like, Things We Do by Adeosun Olamide

  • Terry Craddock (9/23/2015 9:36:00 PM)

    'We like to be seen
    We don't like to be- watched
    We like your smile
    We don’t like your jest- ' the mystery of our fickle emotions time shifts, wonderful
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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