Taiyewo Fawole

With heaven,
I plead with you,
never withhold your touch from me.

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If ever I err,
for I am only human,
chastise me as you deem just,
but do not deny me your touch.

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To my malady,
your touch is but a remedy.
It purges me of my insanity
and gifts me tranquility.

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Let me lie in your arms,
Where depression knows nothing
but bliss.
I want to ever feel your touch
that cast out unrepentant legions.

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You can whip me all you care,
and you can twist my ears to your delight,
but in all you do,
never deny me your touch.

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When the music stops playing,

and the dance ceases,

and there’s nothing to laugh or beam about,

I will be here for you,

standing strong as a pillar to hold your bridge.

Will you rely on me?

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When colors fade off,

and time is swept away,

with the rain washing off

our relics of excitement,

you will see me here standing by you.

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They say happiness is not always constant

and health can be fleeting.

When your hairlines might have receded,

and your beauty no longer can

sweep any man off his feet,

I will be here,

loving you like it’s only a minute ago we met.

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After I must have passed my time with classiness,

and I no longer can attract

as I did you,

will you be here,

seeing handsomeness

in my ugliness?

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Your legs ache
and feel as if they will break.
I watch as you watch me watch you,
writhing in discomfort,
Or should I say acting discomfort?
Expecting that I give up this stool
to save your breaking legs.
Sorry, Cynthia.
I am a feminist too.

Tell me, Nkechi,
What have you stolen from the snake world?
Because I will not understand
why a black mamba will pay you a visit
in your secured residence.
Now you've run to me
to beat a farewell drum
to your uninvited friend.
Who told you I'm from a family of snake hunter?
Sorry, my dear.
I am a feminist too.

If we must act against simple honesty,
then we must do it well and nice.
What is worth doing at all
Is worth doing well.

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Taiyewo Fawole

Taiyewo Fawole

A creative writer who's fascinated by Africa and African tales. He enjoys music and preying on conversations.