Tall, dark and sleek
Beneath your lips hides a coach of lambs
your words mild and weak
Penetrates deeply the dumbest ear
It’s no strain to you
Strumming your hands deeply across your hair
…Knots and knots of your smiles
Cages the most savaged beast
Inviting is your sharp piercing eyes
It twitches;as if to match the time,

Your Nigerianness is no secret
as you merge your Yoruba with a tinge of Ibibio
“bawoni” you say in the most awakening accent
Everything rough falls off your plate.
As your smooth sinusoidal walk stirs the air;

The lilies would fail
In a fashion contest with you
Your Royal clad attire
Depicts purple.

Shyly descriptive is your conversation
In your sit like a casual observer
Light and joy finds your way.
You really want to know;
When you decide to know.

I hear echoes of your voice
…Reading the minutes;
The perfect secretary
Uptodate with her records.

10 thoughts on “Ekaete” by samuel o-e (@benchmark)

  1. This is beautiful… …your secretary must be kind of a goddess… keep on noble poet!

  2. @benchmark, this is beautiful… …your secretary must be kind of a goddess… keep on noble poet!

  3. I don’t really like love poems but I adore this one. Adorned with right words and reasoning. Perhaps this poem will one day find itself on the pages of Songs Of Solomon. Samuel thanks.

  4. Lovely piece.

    But i felt it didn’t do enough justice to ‘Ekaette’

    lol…maybe its because I’ve come to stereotypically see ‘Ekaette’ as some sort of temptress from the Calabar and expected some more sensuality.

    But perceptions are different..so don’t mind me.

    Nice poem.

  5. Daniel Nwachukwu Thank you for your comments

  6. @godson you are a very great encourages with your kind and uplifting words

  7. I believe there is some thing about this poem that keep people coming back to read over and over again, maybe its the name Ekaette or the perception attached to the name, probably because this picture paints a different picture of the Ekaette in the minds of most Nigerians. Keep reading enjoy!

  8. @benchmark The name is captivating because people have known the name “Ekaitte” to be someone with less humanitarian value but has the accessories to make men sing the National anthem in RnB ….. u get

  9. oh, and I forgot, its a nice poem, very well narrated. Thumbs up

  10. Good work.Could use a bit more sensuality with the imagery though.

    Well done!!!

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