Monday, May 21, 2007

Stranger


Stranger
Like an eagle watches it prey,
I watch you, night and day,
From the fray of my transparent curtain,
I know your colour for each day,
I bask in the whiff of your perfume,
Hours after, you have gone miles away.
What is it about you,
That ripples my ribcage,

Stranger,
Is it the way your curved lips,
Sends warm greeting towards me,
Or is that sunshine smile,
That brightens up my day
Every time I see it,

Stranger,
Why should I forever hold my peace?
Why can’t I burst open the lid,
And let out the steam,
Why can’t I just summon up courage,
And walk up to you?
Shake your hard firmly and say my name,
Maybe ask you for a cup of coffee,
Or lunch or a movie,

Stranger
I fear so much,
That I’ll spoil our from a distance relationship,
I fear that you might not be the perfect picture,
I paint in my head,
I think I’ll keep this window vigil,
And hope that one day all my woven fantasies
Around you, come true,
If it ever comes true,
But for now I am contented,
Just calling you stranger


22 comments:

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

i really like this.. very well written.. its true.. sometimes, you dont want to get to know someone more deeply because it may ruin your conception of them. And it may change everything.

adumaadan - Blacktinkerbell said...

you this girl, you got me tearing up here. So beautifully written

Ugo Daniels said...

wow, nice one. You see, sometimes, its better to keep it da way it is at other times, its better to plan and meet up. You never can tell wats gon happen.

9ja Opeke said...

Stranger I am watchin' too...don't worry at the right time, Omohemi, everything will work out...

Uzo said...

Na wah oh...all these words of yearning and angst....

dolly said...

Beautifully written

Love your writings

Omohemi said...

@Ijeoma,
Very true.

@Tinkerbell,
Thanks love.

@Ugo,
True, life is full of surprises never know what is waiting for you at otherside of the door.

@9ja Opeke,
watching what o? lol
I know it will, thanks.

@Uzo,
Na real wah, no mind me jere.

@Dolly,
Thanks dear,
your good words of encouagement inspire me.

Daddy's Girl said...

Wow, you really expressed this beautifully. I know the feeling.

Sparkle said...

WOW!...whoever it is...I hope he read dis post...u know...
I love d way u expressed urself...I think u and I are on the same page when it comes to the "stranger thing"
just keep it that way for now...I'm sure he'll come around

I like d way u ended the poem
And hope that one day all my woven fantasies
Around you, come true,

If it ever comes true,
But for now I am contented,
Just calling you stranger

londonnaijachic said...

well written babes! u definitely have it in you

omohemi Benson said...
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omohemi Benson said...

@Daddy's girl
I guess everyone has experienced "a stranger" feeling.
Thanks

@Sparkle,
Really? Tell me about your "stranger".
Thanks babe.

@LNC,
Thanks love, Your belief in me is humbling and encouraging.

Naijadude said...

Awesome....thats so nicely written

TaureanMinx said...

Very nice Omohemi.

AN IBO DUDE'S CORNER said...

nice poem...
wish i could write that well
too bad
keep it up

phazzzed... said...

very well written. lovely...

Simply Gorgeous said...

This is such a cool poem- It reflects so many of us and our experiences at one time or the other...

I think you should submit it to blogger anthology...

omohemi Benson said...

@Naijadude,
Thank you.

@Tminx,
Thanks girl,
How you dey?

@Ibo dude,
Thanks, but you know you are good too don'teven start. :-)

@Phazzed,
From a gan mistress of poetry like you, Thanks.

@SG,
Thanks, would have dropped it for the anthology but it for entries before May 14.

lost-not yet found said...

Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream she said
The one that makes me laugh she said
And threw her arms around my neck
Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make her glow
Why are you so far away? she said
Why won’t you ever know that I’m in love with you
That I’m in love with you

You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You’re just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Just like heaven


For some reason your poem reminded me of the lyrics of this beautiful song. Just like heaven -originaly done by the cure but a stirring cover was done by katie melua. enjoy

omohemi Benson said...

@Lost not yet found,
Thank you for the beautiful lyrics,
nice, very nice.

The Pseudo-Independent said...

Beautiful, awe inspiring is what this is. Hope to see you around but Ill be back.

The Last King Of Scotland said...

loving ur wonderfully written words