FINDING HER PIECES
You sold me the story of forever,
‘Cause you knew I would hear no other
So you painted the world we will be friends forever,
‘Cause you knew a girl like her won’t take lesser.
You held my hands and we walked down the aisle
For anything less, would have been a no dealer
But you knew…
You knew we were only living my dream
The dream where you don’t see yourself
As you were an actor caught in the act
For you weren’t interested in the Missy,
You were only interested in testing your hold on her
Of course, the drama has to come to an end
You shatter her and she has to find her pieces
A LOVE UNDESERVING
I should not have let you go
I should not have walked away
But I was stupid
I was naive
And I did not know the meaning of the word “love”
I was flirty, stupid and superfluous.
I could not understand why you got pained at my acts
I could not understand why your face reddened at my words
But it took me being caught in the cobwebs of lies
For me to understand what you had felt
For me to go through the pain you had gone through
And it had shamed me.
I had held my phone that night
And I had called your number from the forgotten ones
My palpitations high,
And when I was about giving up and changing my mind
You had picked and said “love”
I have cried my eyes out
Could someone love me this much?
I had asked for your forgiveness
And you had said:
“Love is understanding, you do not owe me sweetheart.”
You had comforted me,
And I had told you the story of the blackguard who stole my heart.
You had answered:
“If you are willing to try again, I am here for you.
I would teach you how to love yourself and me.
Love is patient and I’ve been waiting for you all this while.”
Kemi Okunade is a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University. She’s currently running her master’s degree in Cultural and Media Studies at the University of Ibadan. When Kemi is not writing, she’s reading, sewing or surfing the net.