Poetry

July 27, 2015 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Goodness Lanre Ayoola

 

 

You Changed (Pantoum)

 

You were once our dear admiration

How lovely you were to us

In sadness we remember your soothing sensation

How you bore with us our rugged cross.

 

How lovely you were to us

A friend we had and admired

How you bore with us our rugged cross.

Before the winds of far had you hired.

 

A friend we had and admired

You returned callous and alien-clothed

Before the winds of far had you hired

How you loved us when others loathed.

 

You returned callous and alien-clothed

In sadness we remember your soothing sensation

How you loved us when others loathed

You were once our dear admiration.

 

 

 

 

 

silent words

 

 

i

 

silent words are whips

they singe too…

 

mother has them in her looks

and in the flicks of her index finger

 

I remember…how she had looked…

 

and lashed the legions in my coveting eyes counting the visitor’s morsels…

 

how her index finger

had made me wet my pants

 

when I mounted the horns of disobedience…

 

 

 

ii

 

silent words are bladed fangs

they cut deep too…

 

jane, the orphan, has it in her tears

and in the gasps of her sobs…

 

I remember how at her tears

 

my heart melted…

and a snowy love froze my steaming blood

 

chilled my manly pride

and cut me into flickering fragments…

 

 

her sobs tethered my wrongs in remorseful twines.

 

 

 

iii

 

my wife is lost to the paws of infidelity

 

 

she covets…flirts with the testicles of  tycoons and mounts the horns of disobedience

 

I have got the looks of mother

the flicks in her index finger

 

 

the tears of jane and the gasps in her sobs

 

I will lash, wet her pants

melt her heart ….cut her deep

tether her wrongs in remorseful twines…

 

 

and gain her back on the pyre of silent words!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goodness Lanre Ayoola

Goodness Lanre Ayoola hails from Osun State, Nigeria and lives in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He is a teacher of English language and has a B.A(ED) in English from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. His poems are published and reviewed on poetry sites and online magazines and blogs here. He loves to work with great minds.

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