The Cliff

I

CHEMISTRY

He’s smitten

By Pulchritude and Intelligence

From a distance.

 

He’s on the cliff

He’s lucky to be a friend

He’s close to the edge

Of the cliff.

 

The gently blowing wind feels great

Its caress on his skin is soothing

Getting better with every step

That takes him closer to the edge.

 

He’s on the edge

The sea is beautiful

She is stunning in all her

Curvy waves and shades of blue

She’s more pleasant than the caress of the wind

She’s making sweet noises

That are drawing him

to let go and take the dive.

 

The descent is inevitable

He must take it to the next level

By falling down

 

He dives.

 

II 

SHOCK

He’s midway in the Journey of the Dive

The waves are making a different sort of noise-

Intelligible and frightful blares

that are difficult to believe

They are telling him

The sea has a bond with

Some rocks below

He can see some sharks

Conniving with the rocks

Charming the sea.

 

III

THERAPY

Anger. Self-pity. Depression.

How come he is just knowing this?

This mass of water should have warned him

Or should he have told it his mission

before the plunge?

Should he have seen the images

and heard the noises more clearly?

He needs to get back to the cliff

Quickly.

 

Only a miracle can take him there.



25 thoughts on “The Cliff” by chemokopi (@chemokopi)

  1. Nice poem. Probably talking about a relationship.

  2. Thanks Eletrika but ?i would keep you guessing.

  3. love it!!! You never really know whats out there till you actually take the dive!

    1. @derin: Thanks! Many times you are never able to read current realities well and end up commiting the biggest emotional mistake of your life yet.

  4. So, look before you leap. Not a fool-proof guarantee anyway.
    Could just be a mirage.

    Imaginative. Nice.

    1. @Rhema: And you sum the matter up so nicely! Thanks!

  5. Nice poem, don’t think its talking about a relationship though, think its a suicide attempt gone wrong

  6. @Anderson: Hmmm…interesting perspective. Thanks

    1. Guess that means you didn’t write it with that view in mind, wonder what it is then

      1. @Anderson: Its about a guy who misreads the body language of a girl he has fallen in love with. They are very good friends but as he takes the plunge from friendship to romance, he finds out that she has another person in her life.

        A heartbreak follows.

  7. I’m so queuing behind Anderson. A suicide attempt it was. And then he gets to the point of no return- somewhere between the cause (the jump) and the effect (the broken neck, the festival of hungry sharks), only to realise it was going to be one hell of a death. lol
    Nice one, Chemo.
    I love it.

  8. @tosinosha: praise from the master…Oshe gan! I do hope I spelt those words right sha.

    Again, nice perspective but the ‘bad’ news (I tell it now) is suicide was not the angle I was coming from even though the dive was a deadly one.

    Read the poem again and check the tags.

    Good luck!

    LOL.

  9. Brilliant use of rhetorics then. It sure had an implicit connection to the tags. Good job

    1. @tosinosha: *bows in appreciation*

  10. This is like a maze.
    The twist is amazing.
    I like it!

  11. @tosinosha, @ostar: *bows in appreciation* You are far too kind! Thanks.

  12. Nice one, I enjoyed it.

  13. E don be for the guy na.

    Nice one.

  14. @Myne: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks.

    @Seun-Odukoya: Na who tell am make im kolo for chick wey too fyn and wey too get sense? As you talk e don be for am…lol

  15. Give him a gun. Faster and effective and although it is messier, he won’t be bothered with cleaning again. Relationship or no, this was very nice.

    1. @raymond: thanks bruv, you are too kind.  guess your horror stories have hardened your heart. I would like that you do the killing. Just come into the picture as Frankhenstein and shoot the poor guy in mid-air. Lol!!!!

    2. @raymond: thanks bruv, you are too kind.  guess your horror stories have hardened your heart. I would like that you do the killing. Just come into the picture as Frankhenstein and shoot the poor guy in mid-air

  16. @chemokopi
    I enjoyed this…………..

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