Maybe by Lanko, Joseph Jiya
Maybe how you jolt my heart with a single touch
Maybe how my heart cease when your hand goes off
Maybe how you ease my demons with your stare
Maybe how they grieve when your eyes goes off
Maybe how you lift my burden with your presence
Maybe how I can't lift the dead weight when you take off
Maybe I'm under the influence of marijuana
Maybe, these are my compulsive emotions for you
Lanko, Joeseph Jiya is a Nigerian writer and this poem is a submission received from the July 2017 SLM 1 year anniversary poetry contest.
9/1/2018 01:18:12 am
I like the second stanza. He and his demons are both recipient of the feels.
20/1/2018 08:45:39 am
It's a beautiful piece. It resonates with the uncertainity that comes with love. The last stanza sums it up correctly
21/1/2018 11:33:11 am
Just maybe we will find someone who has this effect on us or maybe not
23/1/2018 01:45:33 am
I understood the general theme of the poem-feelings that can't be controlled. But I feel the rhythm is off, with just the last line from the last stanza holding the whole piece together.
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