You should have kept a place for me

You should have kept a place for me

You should have kept a place for me

Beyond that sunset

when you kept finding ways

to slyly say you wished

our meeting to be

the first of many

Beyond my smiles

in your new camera

Excited you were,

to make memories

you never intended to share

So when we said goodbye

I stayed doubts that it

would be a last

for September would surely

bring you back to me

The first few days

it was hope, of a call

an email perhaps?

When days turned to weeks

it was those sweet dreams

almost as good as real

And when the passing of time

settled the dawn of summer

into its day, then dusk

When I folded dresses away

I was forced to admit

I had been conned into

another cliché

The shore is frozen now

It doesn’t reflect the sunset

as well as it once did

to set the scene

for a first kiss.



14 thoughts on “You should have kept a place for me” by Ebele Mogo (@Ebele)

  1. Nice! Loved the imagery.

  2. Well done. Liked it

    1. thanks a lot @chimzorom. You write a lot of poetry too so I’ll be stopping by :)

  3. I enjoyed reading this. These lines wowed me:
    And when the passing of time

    settled the dawn of summer

    into its day, then dusk

    Well done!

  4. I really loved this. I love slightly depressing love stories/poems/films, loooooool.

    I could totally relate to the lines

    “Beyond my smiles

    in your new camera

    Excited you were,

    to make memories

    you never intended to share”. *winks*

    Keep writing.

    1. hahaha thank you. I like ‘slightly depressing’ art as well. Especially slightly depressing music ;) And yes, I will keep writing.

  5. Your lines are as easily to follow as a bubbling spring making its way down a familiar pathway…

    Nice.

    1. @Seun-Odukoya You know you are a poet when even your comments read like a poem :) THANK YOU

  6. again i like…weldone .

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