Rose Kanana


To My Closet Lover - Poem by Rose Kanana

You will smile all through your youthful life
Because I have chosen to make you happy
Happy as queen Latifa
Do you have the charm and Charisma of a faithful wife?
Please remain in the closet -that is where you belong

I will build you an empire to make you happy
For your happiness is drawn from worldly material
I will even buy you a grave- if you like
For I am here to make you happy
But please remain in the closet -that is where you belong

Your happiness is mine
For when you are happy; I am happy
I can extract the product of your happiness
As you extract my not dented wallet
But please remain in the closet -that is where you belong

I want to remind you that
My covenant with you
Shall last with you as long as I have my breathe
Do not claim inheritance when I am gone
For you belong to the closet

Do not claim paternity test when I am long gone
I want to be respected in death
I want my bones to rest traditionally in peace
For I have hidden you in a closet
Where only mistresses like you belong

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life, secrecy

Form: Blank Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

There is an increase in child support demand post-humus directed to the wealthy family of the deceased men who never zipped their trouser.Why cant they set the record straight to avoid family drama?

Comments about To My Closet Lover by Rose Kanana

  • Aisha Masha (1/5/2017 5:44:00 AM)

    Good poem which advises the mistresses to declare all their interests early instead of embarrassing bereaved families! (Report)Reply

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  • Nzobonimpa Floribert (1/5/2017 3:41:00 AM)

    Those with ears please listen. No amplifier needed. (Report)Reply

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  • Eliza Mwendwa (1/5/2017 3:22:00 AM)

    He he he, quite hilarious and true! (Report)Reply

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  • Betty Kirimi (1/5/2017 2:03:00 AM)

    Great poem Nana (Report)Reply

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  • Collins Waswa (1/5/2017 12:59:00 AM)

    An eye opener for the living. Good piece (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 5, 2017

Poem Edited: Friday, January 20, 2017


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