A LETTER TO MY EX-GIRLFRIEND 2 / Poem by Membis Godwin Chukwukamma

Poem by Membis Godwin Chukwukamma

 

A LETTER TO MY EX-GIRLFRIEND 2

I try so many times to forgive
To forget
But it is just like 
Trying to dry an ocean

The pain still hangs around
On my sleeves
On my cottons
And on my bitter poems

It follows me
Where ever I go
Like my shadow
It follows me
Like footprints on the beach

It hangs on your name
Your pictures
And everything connected to you
Even the word LOVE carries it along
Finally, you became a horror to me
A nightmare

Truly, I have only come
To another part of my hell
The hell you perfected for me
While I was building an honest love

When we were younger
You were my universe
My cocoa butter
The rhythm of my musings

I carved my dreams
I placed you on the center
On the roof
On the walls
And the foundation
Yes, you were the future I wanted

But like a thunderstorm,
You came
It rained
Then you shattered my soul
And turned me into a dark poet

I wept in silence and aloud
And you danced to my groaning
For to you
I am just a clown
A poet
So all my love we’re like a sheet of paper

I still remember
I promised never to write to you again
Oh! I can’t help but fail myself
I promised never to love you again
But a piece of the heart you turned to dust
Still loves you, not me, just a piece
A piece of my senseless heart
My stupid and stubborn heart

I hope
When the blissful wind finally come
It will blow the useless love away
I hope it blows the memories away
And I hope it blows you away too…

(c) Membis Godwin Chukwukamma

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