Inamorata by Afolabi Boluwatife

Ìfé mi,

You are poetry
flowing between troubled fingers,
a ray of sunlight
on dark mornings,
piercing shield
unveiling emotions I thought
were gone,
speaking life into bony heart.

Ìfé mi,

If tables were to suddenly turn
and you ever became
something distant,
something vague,
like an old song
whose lyrics I have forgotten,
I swear it!
by the gods-
both the old and new
I’d love you back to life,
I’d whisper your name
to the clouds
for every time
your lips brushed mine,
I’d write a poem
for every time
I saw God in your eyes,
I’d worship Kutsiami,
ferry in his stead
till he gives you back to me-






Afolabi Boluwatife is a 4th Year Clinical student at the University College Hospital(UCH), Ibadan in Nigeria. He is passionate to a fault about poetry and is currently working on publishing his first chapbook. His poems have been published on Kalahari review, Kollectiv, several online blogs and some editorial boards at the University. He tweets via @oluafolabi

  1. What an heartfelt poetry flowing like a tranquil stream! It just flow through me…Thanks for sharing it…And keep being a blessing 🙂

  2. Nice one, May God continue to increase ur knowledge and He will be ur security.

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