Re: Who Am I Without You

She started like a mighty timber
More surefooted than a mere lumber
Who greater than a beautiful moss
Is becoming a classical queen and boss

She’s growing tall with wrath
Leaving for mosses and mushrooms a little path
To grow, following the pattern of her body
Becoming giants and titans, never sad and moody

Though on a convoluted road
Those following persevere in joining her boat
That they may learn paddling through the seas of the future
Remaining firm to their true and unchangeable nature

That’s a little how far her impact is far spreading
And her great pals though not crawling
Are consuming part of her nutritious leaves
Commiserating with the feeble who grieves

Oh, there she stands noble and great
Carved by her maker on a date not late
Creating something remarkable beyond fate
Dragging a number like a bait

In her is one who understands that time
Waits for no soul just like tide
As in lines true and sublime
She ignites in hearts love for words’ brine

She has a beautiful spirit
Similar to Homer’s in a way neither trendoid nor tepid
Never masquerading and showcasing as greater than all
But like a bel-esprit is careful lest she misses way and end fall

She has established a firm foundation
As the base of her literary construction
Serving as the fundamental substructure
Of her creative peregrinating superstructure

34 thoughts on “Re: Who Am I Without You” by innoalifa (@innoalifa)

  1. “she started like a mighty timber”… I just love the imagery created there.
    Nice piece.

    1. @angelabazz, thanks a lot for reading, commenting and commending………………

    1. When someone says I’m anyway related to a timber..a mighty one, omo the niceties wey follow I no go see ooo

      I go don hala for eem head.
      But nice one @innoalafia

      KaycEee is a grumpy old man, pay him no mind. While afronuts is a tease.
      *tongue out*

  2. Cute…

    sorry dont know anyting about poetry…find them yawny

    1. @schatzilein, a bunch of thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciate your comment and……..
      I hope to see you madly in love with language at its best; poetry……..

      1. Madly inlove ke…hehehehee dont know abt that…

  3. Nalongo (@Nalongo)


  4. Hahahahaha!

    @kaycee wey you dey oh??

    Another NS poet has fallen in love with a fellow writer!

    What a Deja Vu! It happened with Bubblina and a host of other cute writers on NS. The guys be going elizabethan like victims of unrequited love…LOL!

    But hey…shit like this happens

    As I expected, you go into a nice delivery of literary appreciation – basically of her skills and not of the actual story you ref in the title. Then you also go into a physical appreciation of her person (lol…you perv!) come…abi na because of that her sweet looking avatar? Confess!

    Nicely written though…. I know definitely for sure that you have turned @ufuomaotebele into a muse of sorts.

    Is it her story that inspired you?
    Is it her appreciative comments and interactiveness that struck you?
    Or is it her smooth lovely face and sumptuous looking lips in that avatar thats igniting naughty desires within you?

    Time on NS will tell….

    *Dracula laughter*

    1. ufuoma otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

      @Afronuts Hahahahahahahahah…………….OMG!!!…………NO COMMENT!. @innoalifa You see what you have turned me into?? LOL.

      1. @Afronuts,

        I see the stroke of her pen
        and her activities on Naija lane
        pulling my poetic spirit
        preparing it for the banquet

        Where words and ideas reign
        and children of the pen use their brain
        as well as their brawn
        to appreciate one who’s in their den

        Thumbs up @ufuomaotebele………………..lolIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

        1. Chai…

          And the smart guy creatively eludes my comment with a lovely poetic rendition!


          I’ll catch you next time hahaha….

          1. @Afronuts , let me keep my fingers crossed…..*smiling*

  5. ayobare (@ayobare)

    So i like the imagery very descriptive i can imagine myself behind her as she leads…lol…but what i do not get is the central theme; what exactly is it that she stands for? Enlighten please so i can get a better perspective. It was a refreshing one though @innoalifa

    1. @ayobare,
      though free to conjure up
      your own view of the poem’s cup
      the words tell a tale
      about @ufuomaotebele tale

      a tale which exposes her literary foundation
      being the base of all her creative production
      the last stanza, flowing from the first
      tell the tale of her becoming one of the best……………

      1. ufuoma otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

        @innoalifa! innoalifa! innoalifa how many times did i call you?? LOL…………*smiling* Thank you!

        1. @ufuomaotebele, hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…better thank your God ooooooooooooooo…….my words have gone extinct………..

          1. ufuoma otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

            @innoalifa my dear……… yourself is word, you cant go extinct…………me go cry sef.

            1. @ufuomaotebele, ok naaaaaaa!!!!!!! Let me keep my fingers crossed………..!!!!!!!!!

  6. I am not a great one for analysing poety, but this one catches me by the curlies. Provoking imagery, without being shocking. Nice

    1. @sanjules, thanks for reading and commenting…………

  7. Smh
    @Afronuts. I have read it. Back in the day this place used to have serious romance. But it seems all the cute ladies got married etc.

    It is actually a really nice poem.
    What kinda girl starts “like a mighty timber?”
    Mighty timbers are huge big things, bigger than houses. Like an Iroko.

    or is the girl fat?

    1. Hey @kaycee
      thanks for reading and commenting
      the lady here seems but a rare breed
      and instead of rising slowly but surely
      she rose like a phoenix, making a leap

      Thumbs up for @ufuomaotebele

      1. ufuoma otebele (@ufuomaotebele)

        Two thumbs up…..

      2. @innoalifa

        Eh? Really?

        Oya explain the nature of this rising oh….’cause I thought it was all because you were enjoying her series.

        I’m also sure you were enjoying her comments too.

        1. @Afronuts lolzzzz…..
          Her series was quite impressive
          and her comments, fantastic
          this is a token of literary appreciation
          commending her ingenious creation….
          another thumbs up for her…………..

  8. Wow! Love on NS again oo. A very lovely poem with beautiful imagery… Thumbs up @innoalifa. Been long I saw the NS maestros @kaycee & co… U na well done ooo

    1. @uzywhyte
      Thanks for reading
      and for sincerely commending
      rising up my spirit
      making me think up words
      beautifying my small world

  9. I enjoyed this. I am not really a poet but the message here is clear for all.
    Hehehe (singing in my choir voice) love….love…love.. All we need is love…

    1. @olajumoke
      thanks for stopping by
      and for affirming the message
      spread in between the lines…

  10. Vincent de Paul (@vincentdepaul)

    This is really nice. The lines falls in place naturally, like an outpouring of emotions which this poem is supposed to be but the poet tried very much not to.

    I reads like a song, a tune a lover would put to his music of romanticism, but @kaycee said, perhaps there is no more romance on NS because maybe all the NS ladies were married.

    Didn’t I sometime ago, albeit a rookie/newbie, have a deadly crush on the @sybylwhyte girl, the one who calls herself Bubblinna? Trust me, it goes nowhere but here.

    Nice one, @innoalifa.

    Why wasn’t @elovepoetry invited?

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