Let’s discover ourselves
You teach me about you
I teach you about you
I don’t want to know your favorite color
I will paint your world with my color
You will be the bright light in my world
How do you think?
Not about me, but of the world
Of yourself…

Let’s draw a line that either of us will cross
You cross it, it’s over!
Can you be patient?
Not how long you can stand in a long line dear
That doesn’t count…
Can you wait for me to develop?
Not my boob’s honey;
My mind,
My thinking,
They are all thoughts of you.

Let’s not rush into this.
Don’t jump in
So you don’t jump out
And jump into the next one
While I jump into another
Then we begin this routine over again
Because we failed before
Because you never answered how patient you were
I never told you I could keep my hands off you either
We are playing with fire tonight.

Let’s just sleep…
Your arms wrapped around my waist…
Sure you can go a bit lower
Your lips,
Softly on mine
I warn you,
It could spark the fire
I wonder how the room got humid?
Just breathe.
We are walking with temptation
But I’m not falling,
Not tonight.

27 thoughts on “Temptations” by Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

    1. @kyceeq Thank you! I’m glad you liked..

  1. We all drew lines and didn’t wish it would be crossed when it did. Truly , until we answer the question (and it varies for everyone), only then will we stop making the same mistakes over and over.
    I like the innocence and plainness in the writer’s voice especially the part where she doesn’t want to know his colour but will paint his world with hers’

    Well done

    1. @lildamey Wow… really nice to have you say that. When I was writing this, I thought of young adults whose hormones are just about spiking off. The rush to feel the experience might be something they would regret later on, but then I thought again, this affects adults also…

      Thank you for finding the voice in this…

  2. abeg lets draw lines. hmmmmm. i am seeing things.

    1. @oxymoron93 which kin things your eyes dey see??

  3. nice and beautiful, thanks for the advice….

    1. @kay0496 hehe you’re most welcomed thanks for reading also…

  4. fighting temptation is like struggling to live, it takes grace to overcome! concise and meaningful

    1. @shovey Yes… the war or battle against temptation is not a one time thing, its a constant De Ja’vu….Thank for reading, and your comment.

  5. This is good o, temptations are bad, not easy to handle. Keep up the good work.

    1. Temptations are hot.. no let am burn you ooh…

  6. @ufuomaotebele this is classic! you have questions to answer though…

  7. since im always glued to my laptop or thinking retarded thoughts, I can truly say that these temptations do not occur in my world. I dont know if I should be saddened by the absence of a waist to hold or I should be glad that I am free from the fighting temptations which may manifest drastically. Nice write up, this one set me thinking. oh and @six doesnt have anyone to hold either hehehehehehehe

    1. @kevweodogun hahahahahaha omg omg! Your calling people out @six come and answer this alter call ooh prove him. That you got bsbesssss tempting you! Honestly this comment made me laugh…

      1. @ufuomaotebele lmao @six knows i am saying the truth na

  8. So you won’t fall, not tonight, even though you’re walking with temptation, you’ll fight it.
    Nice, I like it.

    1. @ameenaedrees Yep! that’s pretty much it.. thanks for stopping by..

  9. Great lines……

    E b like say @ufuomaotebele dey see vision o…… Becos e just empty my mata put 4 hia…… Anyway, since u fit b Ufuoma 4rm Edo state I sure say u go fit c vision.

    1. @kaymillion hehehehehe… ufuoma from edo state. I don they use the gift of vision wey my ancestor gimme ooh… Anything you dey think from now on I go dey write….

  10. hmm…. your incendiary letters are flaming some feelings ooh……… better warn them now.

    1. @petersonspecies heheheh I dey suspect u oo. oga which kin feelings

  11. @ kevweodogun, breez go soon blow reach your side just now.

  12. I like this poem.
    Hope you are still winning the fight against temptation.
    Good work.

    1. heheheheh that question is loaded oo @Olajumoke we always in constant battle…

  13. last time i checked,Ufuoma said she was innocent…na wa oOH;this kind innocence

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