Sad Poems

  • Photo of Love is Wicked

    Love is Wicked

    We had started as friends He was always there to listen My tale of woes intrigued him My voice kept him coming He said I was the one Was I…

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  • Photo of We Are The Voices

    We Are The Voices

    We are the voices; suppressed by our vows— for better for worse. We are the women; with silent screams— subservient till death. We are a nation; falling under its weight—…

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  • Photo of You Left

    You Left

    You said you loved me, you said you’d never let me go I was the one, every chance you got you let me know You were a dream that I…

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  • Photo of Àdúké: A Memoir

    Àdúké: A Memoir

    A love memoir, meme or flashback Flashes back the ‘yes’ days of yesterday — ‘Nine months ago’ was like yesterday — Àdùké, this toddler is the tail That tells the…

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  • Photo of Sick Call

    Sick Call

    In the bed of the sick Is one fighting tooth and nail, A battle of survival seems frail As the clock continues to tick Passing by your bed I saw…

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  • Photo of Shooting Stars Don’t Weep

    Shooting Stars Don’t Weep

    From a distance I heard your call of distress Through my windowpane I saw a shooting star But shooting stars don’t weep Oh! Beauty has been dented tonight My fallen…

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  • Photo of The Feeling of Loneliness

    The Feeling of Loneliness

    Have you ever had that feeling before? That feeling that makes you feel like you are alone against the rest of the world. That feeling that breaks running water in…

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  • Photo of Hope

    Hope

    What is the essence of life if we cannot remain in control of our planet? The very thing we create becomes the beast that plagues us, its tentacles reaching for…

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  • Photo of Iruka

    Iruka

    Iruka, I’ve seen the seven wonders of the world And have traveled with map To view the Tower of Babel But never have I imagined The Hanging Garden of Babylon.…

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  • Photo of To the Aremu of My Youth

    To the Aremu of My Youth

    Ife mi, I write again for the umpteenth time, from this place of brokenness which you have made my permanent abode. Today, I wore my black tank top and short…

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  • Photo of Between

    Between

    her fingers dug into his back like needle through fabric, such intense pleasure tainted by pain. pleasure, pain, individual yet intertwined like fiber interwoven to form thread they adorn the…

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  • Photo of When Did Our Love Become a Ghost?

    When Did Our Love Become a Ghost?

    Loneliness has become my daunting host. It’s laughing and exposing crooked teeth Now I’m seething. It warned me against you, To cherish my own company and share it with no…

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  • Photo of Love

    Love

    Love like a crimson field of littered corpses of rivals Angels avenging affection with jealously observant eyes As like Capulet and Montague Men growing careless of their charge Cry and…

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  • Photo of Phalanx

    Phalanx

    They come as beasts of terrible burdens With poised shields and spears thrust Pricking us with death’s pointy fingers Licking up our blood like dregs of an unfinished soup. They…

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  • Photo of World Without Khan Sa

    World Without Khan Sa

    Death tolled around When things were rosy struggles on the run As life to us came a quick end You promised never to leave me How destined we are in…

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  • Photo of 2:20am

    2:20am

    Do you see the bloodmoon in my eyes? I enclosed my soul in pixels and it got trapped by a 2:00am bloodmoon. Now I roam soulless, searching for redemption. Can…

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  • Photo of As Survivors We Remember

    As Survivors We Remember

    The bulk of our story is bedecked with struggle. Struggle to live and remember. To remember our genesis, the art of our survival. But lifestyle and nemesis, made us medieval.…

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  • Photo of In the Wake

    In the Wake

    I lost the act of living that very day you walked away you walked out my world and left it in crumble You left me gathering the pieces of the…

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