A Threesome…

A Threesome…

Moon look…

I looked upon the moon,
struggling to see its tortured face
through its brightness,
a face that observes mother earth,
hears all though earless,
a messenger for the Leal –
its land of smooth grass,
tempting to touch with bare feet,
bare hands, bare body;
I saw the lamp’s antecedent,
a flicker in, a flicker out;
my look,
through those iron bars,
was shaky;
my sight,
through the weak metal net,
was blurred…
Where was I,
having the audacity to peer at heaven?
How was I?
My stare
took the bloom from the flowers
as stomach muscles ache

_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_

‘Tales’…

A tale so magnifying
Encased in the gathering of waters
To leave a cassette so unrewound…
Feel the coarse texture
of the unsteady bond with air
and get the shivers
of manifold rivers

Another tale unmagnified…
Invisible flags flap and flap,
grasped by the limbs of the birds of the night
Even the aged wind grabs their wings
It is so unbeautiful!
The skies released not a flood
to water the rivers of my blood

There was also a never-tale
The tale of tales; blame the sayer!
Prepare a lengthy list of death tolls
Experience the shakiness at the polls;
A twist of fate was unbelieved…
can you the pungent quivers to see
of the ravishing rivers for me?
So, let’s get ready
for the rivers unsteady
It’s a touch of smooth parchness…

Feel the crude presentation
of the distorted images mentioned,
intent for misdirection.
If there is not a feeling…
well, a deliberate unsatisfaction.

_*_*_*_*_*_*_*_

We crossed the bridge…

We crossed the bridge everyday
to get firewood.
The wood was everywhere,
waiting for us, always.

We didn’t care for age;
We didn’t care for time.
And they strolled in
And the wood refused us fire.
There’s no fire in us,
no need crossing the bridge everyday.
Yet some do, some don’t,
and this has no age, no time.

Then, the bridge waned… waxed… waned…
Was it age and time?
No… Yes… No… Yes…

No fire in us…



10 thoughts on “A Threesome…” by Emmanuella Nduonofit (@Emmanuella-Nduonofit)

  1. Okay–I read this poem expecting some great intellectual input,I must say that I was not disappointed.The first one on d moon is rich with words that paints images of d moon.A SOUGHT OF INTRO to d poems that follow.A positive dawn as symbolic of d moon to matters that concern dis nation. D second poem however shows a mood of displeasure.
    ”It is so unbeautiful!
    The skies released not a flood
    to water the rivers of my blood”.
    D third poem poiñts to ä direction öf hop€,b€clouded by ünçertaíñtí€ß.

    1. @ Emmanuella this is just my take,I will really like an explanation to this classic.

      1. I see you flowed the same way I flowed. Unless, I am proved wrong by this poet this is about Nigeria…right?
        The references to the shakiness of the political entity after a turbulent electoral process…plus the massive black propaganda mounted to hold it up….Well, Maybe I am wrong sha.

        Nice piece of work. It is really, really abstract. But, that is the beauty of poetry (for me anyways).

      2. You should know me by now, @sambrightomo. I do not explain away my poems or any of my works at all [except there’s a great need to, on my part] because I’m not that good at doing so. All I do is just watch you guys present yours, some close to home, some midway home and others faraway from home. So, coming from me,

        There is no nation
        There is no expla-‘nation’

        Get me, hm? ;) E jo, biko.

        1. Okay o,i get you.so you will leave us to misinterprete your works abi?Just tell me what was on your mind when you were writing this.c’est fini!Otherwise no problem

  2. Didn’t know you could write poems this well too.

    1. Gosh, @kaycee, you mean you don’t know me, ‘NSly’? Please take your time and read mi NS poetry postings here of some months past, and see the commentaries that follow, and tell me what you think ‘NS-privately’, ok? ;)

  3. The poems are just so great! I would most certainly look forward to having your poetry collection anytime any day.

    And then the diction is so uniquely wonderful with its poetic devices, especially the line “it is so unbeautiful”.

  4. And Emmanuella posts again, after a very looooooong time!

    Liked the first one.would have to come back for the remaining.

    Well done!!!

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