Poems by Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

Poems by Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

 

FEEL MY LOVE

Right now, I am right here
In Aba where we grew up
Walking down the road
Where we did pass through
With our childish hands clinched
And your head on my shoulder
As we listened to the birds
Playing their lovely tunes
And the Sun going to bed
While in coldness the day is wrapped

I look at the trees
And flowers far beautiful
I look at the clouds
Taking artistic forms
And everything is wonderful

It’s been years now
Yet, everything is still the same
The breeze still blows freshness
Grasshoppers still hop on grasses
And nature’s song ever melodious
But only one thing has changed
And that is our friendship

You are in the arms of another
Your promises I still remember
Never to forget me for a day
As my name you would always say
Each time you speak of love
Love pure, deep and honest
Like the ocean of my passion

It’s all gone and you are gone too
So I hold the wind in my arms
Kiss the floor you once stood on
And hug this very tree
Where you did hang your school bag
Hoping you will feel my love
And know how immortal it is.

(c) Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

 

DON’T GO TOO FAR

Tonight I want to get drunk
By the sweet wine of your lips
And in your arms I want to sink
As the orange moon sleeps

Darling please don’t go too far
Come back before it gets dark
For I miss you when you are not this near
That my lips could touch your neck

There is no other place that I would be
Right here, under this flowery tree
Singing songs and writing poems
Sketching you with all my words
For you are the one that sets me free
And right here, like a rock, I’m waiting

Darling please don’t go too far
Come back before it gets dark
For I miss you when you are not this near
That my lips could touch your neck

Bring with you roses fresh like frost
Bless them with kisses and smiles
So I would make a garden in my heart
And water them till a thousand years

Oh! darling why have you gone this far?
Come back before I get dark
For I miss you when you are not so near
That my lips could touch your neck

(c) Membis Okorie Chukwukamma

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