A Crazy Girl Like Me

I am going to cry when its all over.
Oh, I am going to cry so much tears.
My heart will cry along with me.
It will later mock me because it told me so,
So that I could be warned
But my stubbornness,
I confused it as me being a strong girl,
And so it prevailed and now I’m in deep shit…

It stinks, anticipating the end;
The day you will stop finding my jokes that once made your stomach rumble with laughter no longer funny.
The day you will stop and stare at my picture, put it faced down and chuckle.
The day I will walk pass your house and you would hide from me.
The day I will no longer cross your mind…

Anticipate with me,
Let your fingers shake like mine
Let your palms become sweaty
Why don’t you burn in coldness
Die a million times from heartache
Have sleepless nights
No, Insomnia would be best…

Why don’t you tell me sweet words of comfort like the others did…
Why don’t you try to convince me that it’s you and not me,
Whose got the problem?
You, for ever wanting to stay
With a crazy girl like me.

21 thoughts on “A Crazy Girl Like Me” by Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

  1. Hmmmm sounds crazy, a times the heart seeks and a follow a path even when we know it will end badly.
    Sounds poetry.

  2. And why would your ship sink na, it won’t cos its not Titanic.

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      I actually got that quote from a poem I read Herr on NS some months ago.it stuck on me.

      Thanks Amina for reading

  3. anak adrian (@anakadrian)

    I didn’t log into NS this morning, and I didn’t see this.

    Yes, but if had, that is, if I read this poem just now, which I didn’t…
    I would have said that despite the “craziness” I see the utmost sincerity in the person’s ramble.

    But then, I didn’t actually see this poem and I didn’t comment because if I did I would have said I liked it.

    Oh my God, did I just hit send?
    *face palm*

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      But you did read it @anakadrian

      You saw her utmost sincerity in the mist of her rambling…

  4. ayobare (@ayobare)

    Hmmn…@ufuomaotebele why do i feel this isn’t fiction *wonders

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      @ayobare where have you been hiding?

      Lol…the cover picture is me but the story… not telling.

      1. ayobare (@ayobare)

        its you its you its you….i know it i know it…i can identify with the poem though…such sad times @ufuomaotebele

      2. ivie9ja (@Ivie9ja)

        well you tagged it non fiction narrative crazy girl :-D So we’re both crazy… we should start a club lol

  5. kay (@kaymillion)

    this blew me away…. some ventures we undertake we actually see the dead end from the beginning but choose to burn in the furnace.

    one person neva see this stuff o…. @innoalifa where @ thou?

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      @kaymillion its our stubbornness that gets the best of us…

      Thanks for reading

  6. LOLZ…. this is kinda mesmerizing though fucking crazily…

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      Thanks @innoalifa

  7. “My heart will cry along with me.
    It will later mock me because it told me so,”
    I love those lines. So true. The heart will warn you, but it will still follow u all d same. This is huge.
    The vitriol, diatribe and tirade in stanza 3 gave my heart a jolt.
    Where are thou o @ufuomaotebele, what are u not telling us oo?

    Nice piece with deep expression.

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      @stanfuto thanks dear for reading. I’m glad you liked it.. wink!

  8. kingdavid (@kevweodogun)

    @Ufuomaotebele hmmm, i think i should take a guess at whats going on or who ;)

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      Wink wink!

  9. The ever so deeply emotional @ufuomaotebele, tho I can’t relate to this, I liked it. Keep ’em coming.

    1. Ufuoma Otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      ha! @six welcome back! you were missed. and you’ve graced me with your presence, thanks for reading…

  10. No yawa ma’am

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