It has been quite a long while,

Of me hiding behind my smile,

Of keeping all of my pain,

Stringing it all in my chains,

But now I’m free…

To hold you closest like a wand to a fairy.
Daily I await the dawning morning,

Not only to view the bright sun rising,

But also to see you smiling,

To see the twinkle deep in your eye,

To just gaze and not be asked why,

For you are my warmth in July.
Each night in your arms I am found,

Gently you blow on my wound,

Calming all my raging fears,

Wiping away all my tears,

To be closely held in your embrace,

Gazing at the stars right on the terrace.
Hold me captive in your gaze,

I want to get lost in our love maze,

To melt at the touch of your hands,

To answer to all of your demands,

For with you I’m complete,

As I burn deeply in our heat.
My heart beats again,

In me now you reign,

In my thoughts now you dwell,

Around us I have built a shell,

To hold us two in our own world,

As we let our love run our world.


Walk with me,

For alone I can’t.
Talk to me,

For the walls will never.
Dance with me,

For the rains shall dance on me.
Hold my hand,

As the cold shall freeze them at once.
Take me in your embrace,

For I wanna be in your presence.
Laugh with me,

Though the rest laugh at me.
But before then…
Can I call you?

‘Coz I know you may forget.
Should I pass by later on?

I’m free this afternoon.
I will have vanilla ice cream,

What’s your flavour?
We can even have a stroll,

Down by the grove where you love.
Carry your slip ons,

For in the river our feet shall tread.
I got my leso,

For us to lay on it as the sun sets.
Reality check…
My insanity is heightened,

At his feet I cower,

In his presence I stutter,

Time stands still,

I’m lost in him,

And yet…

All these he knows not,

For in my mind we are one,

In reality he is my one,


In his reality,

He has his one.


In the smile,

A light in me was lit.
With a touch,

My heart felt peace.
In his presence,

Time did stand still.
And now…
Time is rather fast,

My heart is fluttering,

My light is dimmed,

I’m alone.
At the door I await,

From the window I peer,

Counting the steps at my door,

Hoping to see him grin at me.
Sunset approaches,

The moon shall rise,

The tides are soon rising,

His time is nigh.
To be kissed in my sleep,

Embraced when cold,

To smile at just having him…

He makes all that possible.
I miss him…

Tell him that.
I need him…

I will show him that.
I want him near,

I ain’t losing him again.


Trust your heart with your mind,

That’s what they say,

That’s what I’m told…


What if my mind is messed up,

My heart is fluttering,

What then?

As much as I would want to eat my own fireball I can’t.

I mean,

He burns brightest in silence,

When he smiles his flames just cast a soothing cloud…

I’m selfish yes but I want him up high,

For all to see him…

To want him…

Yearn him…

As much as I do!

And just marvel at his burning embers that don’t die out…

So Fireball,keep burning.
Your smile is what I ask for,

Your sillyness an added advantage,

In your presence I want to be,

In your embrace I want to be found,

So hold me never to let go,

Stay close for I don’t wanna miss you,

For in you I see me,

So stay with me,

Just stay with me.
Your words are the music I need,

The tune my soul dances to,

The long forgotten but familiar beat,

You speak to my heart…

You speak to my soul…

Your words wipe my tears,

They calm my fears,

But this is scary.
Yes it’s scary.

It’s scary how hard I want you,

But I know I just can’t…

For having you…

Accepting you

Is losing myself

To your words…

In your soul…

In your embrace…

To your heart.
I’m scared at the beauty of it all,

At the the sheer joy that it gives,

Coz beyond the joy we have now,

Is the unseen that awaits,

The unknown that we face,

The shadows that lurk,

And that…

That scares me.
I’m happy,

I’m excited,

I’m cautious,

I’m scared.

I’m sorry…
I don’t know why I do all this,

But I’m just sorry..

For what we think we have,

Will end as fast as it all started…

Hurting much more…

Stabbing us deeper…

Than when we knew us not.
Unconditional love…

The kind that comes out of nowhere,

And stays simple but strong,

Till when we start thinking of it

And then we end up destroying it all…

Just like that,

In a flash,

We are lost again!
So dear one,

I’m smiling for I’m happy,

I’m scared for I’m happy,

I’m excited for I’m happy,

I love you and I’m happy,

But in all these bliss,

I’m scared.


It was a war in spring

when David the king

Set Joab and mighty men

Far as Rabbah to make an empty den
But Dave stayed behind
That evening

He wandered wondrously

Up the roof of the palace

There, he saw

She who bathed

in purity

She’s Bae!

“Go find her out”, he says
“She is Bathsheba, wife of Uriah”

“So, go get her”, he commands
Then, they laid

And she was full
She sends word

“I am pregnant”
Dave sends for Uriah

In deceit to lay

That night with Bathsheba

At the entrance Uriah did sleep.
Dave heard and was cruel
Why would the ark lay in tent

And I’m merry?

Uriah asks.

The morrow comes wth your death letter

And your hands shall deliver them
In the fore, he dies

Dave hears

Sin covered

Wife mourns

New Couple
The fruits of the rooftop encounter

Will drop on your head someday

Inspiration: 2nd Samuel 11:1-end
Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde, a poet, writer and critic is an undergraduate of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.



When you see two parallel lines


Then, You have seen life
So, wait not till your tongue feeds on ash

Or heart beats faint

For no trash can remind the sound of brass
Hope would hunt till you hang on cliffs

With your hearts in ropes

Beneath the mountains of certainty

Into uncertainty
Fast as these legs carry you
If a man sends you on NO errand, GO!

Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde is an undergraduate of the faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.