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Tag: short-poetry

POEM| Chasing Fire

Talking to you
is like chasing fire
wondering how it’ll feel
under my feet

POEM| Don’t Forget Me

Don’t forget me simply because our story has ended 
When day breaks 
When you look in the mirror while brushing your teeth

POEM| The Sky

The sky holds a promise
and none can compare
It’s clear and true
It’s bright and blue

POEM| Make Me Believe

talk to me today for hours
like you did in the beginning

speak sweet nonsense in my ears
like you did the first time

POEM| Anxiety

It’s happening again
squirming all over me
I start with shaking my legs
pacing up and down
then I begin to pick dirt
from my nails with my thumbnail

POEM| You Were Never Mine

maybe I took you for granted
maybe I didn’t understand you
maybe I didn’t care enough
maybe I didn’t put you first

February Writing Challenge: I Wrote 28 Poems In 28 Days

I did something last month that I had never done before, I wrote with writing prompts. Writing prompts are learning assignments that direct you to write about a particular topic. The February writing challenge was organized by The African Writers, a community dedicated to promoting, developing and connecting the new generation of African writers.

POEM| Because You Love Me

wake me up with breakfast in bed
because you want to feed me

send me roses at work
because you know I love them

My Dream

I want to forge ahead
and be the leader of a pack
I want to change the world 
one victory at a time

You #2

You make me look for the rainbow in a thunderstorm
You make me look for stars in the sky on a sunny day

A Thousand Times

A thousand times, I wondered
about this day.

A thousand times, I prayed
for this moment.