WHY? / Poem by Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

Poem by Membis Okorie Chukwukamma



I loved you through every season
Without a reason
But you watched as I was bleeding
And failed to consider my pleading

Why are you hanging on my timeline?
I thought by now you would be happy on your lane
Why still dialing my phone number?
Are you falling in love with your ex-lover?

You left me standing with red roses I bought for you
You said my feelings were not true
Why asking your friends for my WhatsApp number?
What do you want from a mere writer?

Over the years I have learnt the hard way
And a million times I give thanks each day
For I’ve found someone who loves me more than myself
And she has taken me back to my bookshelf

I hope someday I would find answers
To why you cursed the rain to fall from my eyes
But until then let me listen and dance to my heartbeat
Let me travel my soul to bliss with Afropop on repeat

(c) Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

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