Category: Family, Sex & Sexuality

A Fortnight Today

A fortnight today,they will rationalize their actions –‘Keeping the Peace’and forget what they did. There was no CLAMP DOWN! A fortnight today,their victims would still reminisce;their ordeal they’ll pass on fromfather to child, from siblings to neighbors. There was a CLAMP DOWN! A fortnight… Continue Reading “A Fortnight Today”

Helter-skelter

Helter-skelter in the cityThe mall strangely in disarray –Smashed windows, ransacked shelves. Citizen: “Liberty! Liberty is in town. It’s a protest!”Government: “No, no, Citizen! Be on your guard!Law and Order now cower at your feet, too timid to act.” Soldiers, to the street! Forward… Continue Reading “Helter-skelter”

Olokun

I love to pass my fingers(As tide thro’ weeds of the seaAnd wind the tall fern-fronds)Thro’ the strands of your hairDark as night that screens the naked moon: I am jealous and passionateLike Jehovah, God of the Jews,And I would that you realiseNo greater… Continue Reading “Olokun”

Wait Not

Wait not, fond lovershe’d not give a waiverwho took your placefind yourself another,let your memories bank not on me;your fantasies are free to roam. Wait not, fond lovershe – I dwell now inher river like a fish;she’s a taunting schemerthat wouldn’t unshackleor make me… Continue Reading “Wait Not”

Completely

Don’t, don’t take me to the dance floor,my passion is too charged with energyit will electrocute you. Don’t lend my hand or heart to a rival;you will never get it back,trust me. I don’t offer soothing words rathera love acquired at great anguish,at a… Continue Reading “Completely”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (5)

Cross-legged In repose against the couchin a criss-cross plunging V-cut top –breasts betrayed, legs splayed.She sat carefree, cross-legged as if to say“Enjoy the view,”as if worn to be seen or complimented –her lacy lingerie, the showing off of a thighthat advertises her youth –curves… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (5)”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (4)

Born Again Papa is born againthis new spirit in him –crinkled eyes, fading skinbald-head, graying side-burnsis dogged. Many thirty-year-olds or even lessare responsive, like Lydia was to Paulthis good news –Money, Power, and Confidencewhich were elusive at tender years. It is difficult and different… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (4)”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (3)

Flipping the Script A fortnight,Like his siblings before himMy youngest son will be leaving homeTo lead a life of his cravingMy father, my aunts, my cousinsToo many dear friends are deadI’m on calcium pills to saveMy wasting bones from Osteoporosis –A last-ditch effort to… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (3)”

MIDLIFE – A COLLECTION OF POEMS (2)

DIS-gracefully Poised for a thrill,so I pay – hiring a fit youngster;she’s a moral burdenbut I don’t mind so long asI find a place to do our deed. Weekends we’re out of town,she brings delights into my lifeI did not have in married nightsmaking… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A COLLECTION OF POEMS (2)”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (1)

This week we explore five poems highlighting a crisis older adults go through. A phase when falling health distorts their anatomy or worst a stage some feel they could be happier by making adverse changes in their life, and they feel the urge to… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (1)”