Heart Of Brass

Sometimes

I long for you like

Prisoners long for

Freedom,

I crave for you like

Lizards crave

Harmattan,

Thirst for you

Like nomads do

For cool water,

Yearn for you

Like an weed addict

Does for ganjah,

Pant for you

Like the doe

Pants for the river,

Pine for you

Like children do

For Christmas,

Miss you

Like garri misses soup,

Want you

Like a old woman

Wants her lost teeth,

Yearn for you

Like a storm tossed sailor

Yearns for the shore.

 

And at other times

I dry my eyes,

And I steel my heart

Till my eyes are stone

And my heart is brass,

Shut my ears

To the cacophony within,

Lock up my feelings

Such shamelessly

Smitten things!

And I act like nothing

Is wrong.

Until someone listens

And hears me sing

The same sad elegiac

Song.



27 thoughts on “Heart Of Brass” by Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

  1. All thoughts, inferences, corrections, rebuke, applause, suggestions, observations, and reccomendations are craved,yearned and deeply desired ;-)

  2. Bravo.Original and a score.

    1. Thank you @yahayamadu, what is a score?

        1. Oh! THAT score :-) . Thanks!

  3. “Like an weed addict” (a weed addict)

  4. thanks @kaycee , twas un typo :-)

  5. “… And I remember things that almost happened
    In that dingy room and not so dingy car
    And try to make my heart brass…”

    Excellent, in more ways than one. Well done.

    1. Thank you , Wow You do? Interesting :-)

  6. I like it cuz its real. Couples and lovebirds can attest too that. Welldone @sunshine.

  7. I like the expression because its real. It’s something Couples and love birds can attest to. Such feelings are not far-fetched in relationships. Welldone @sunshine.

    1. Thanks @starrilyn .Thanks a lot

  8. I like the expression because its real. It’s something Couples and love birds can attest to. Such feelings are not far-fetched in relationships. Well done @nicolebassey.

  9. No be small war dey go on for this mind. And it was aptly captured. Kudos Sunshine!

    1. Abi water ganjah hamarttan etc thanks @francis

  10. Wonderful stew of similes. Well done @nicolebassey

    1. *singing Woiyo sai by Anne Inyang and dancing etighi* Checking the calendar to see if it is Feb 20. @xikay commented on my poem. I go hammer today o! Lol. Thanks Soldier. .:)

        1. Ahn ahn! No Spraying? Dont Worry Sanusi Is Asleep @xikay

  11. wow! I like the similes. Great job!

    (But how did you know that garri misses soup?)

    1. @ayistar !!! Yay! thank you for reading o! Ah! Ahn! Which ksi question be dat now? *Waffi-ly Intoned* Pesin wey get garri no get soup how e wan take swallow am now? lol. Any Nigerian that has been away from home knows exactly how garri misses soup. :)

      1. Oh I see… True talk!

        1. @ayistar I knew you would ;-)

  12. Like the sun flower, which follows every movement of the sun…..
    Shine O Sunshine!

    Like an old woman.

    1. @ostar how old woman dey shine? Hian! lol.

  13. @nicolebassey
    love these lines……………

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