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Poems

  • Time flies

    By Kiah on October 26, 2011
    My bosom used to be his resting place My belly his hideaway   Time flies And with it blows away all that i was once to him   His babies have sucked my bosom flat His seed has left my belly scarred   Time flies And with it blows away all that i was once to him   My arms […]
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  • Battle of words

    By Kiah on September 24, 2011
    Words…they can heal and they can repair as much as they can disease and destroy. The Bible says the tongue is a little fire. Fire can warm. And it can burn.  Thank you John Doe If i had a dollar for every time i have unpacked these boxes, I would be on the Forbes list. Alas my packing skills come cheap Goodbye is […]
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  • Remember

    By Kiah on June 7, 2011
    My kinsman, Of the tribe of greatness. How could you have forgotten Of the stories of long ago? Tales of our fathers-strong and brave, Odes to our mothers-graceful and proud, Songs of our warriors-fierce and unbeatable, The praise of our young maidens-beautiful and virtuous Yesterday, You fell asleep in my arms, Your tears wet my clothes, Your sadness and defeat […]
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  • Morning can wait.

    By Kiah on May 19, 2011
    ‘Maami!’ I call out to her. Her snores are my reply. ‘Iya ibeji!’ I say a little louder. If my mother were awake, I would be holding my enflamed cheeks for daring to call her that. But from the land of her dreams, my mother sighs and shakes me off.   I smile at my own audacity and come closer […]
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  • Faith

    By Kiah on March 31, 2011
    I lost my faith by the waters of peace For of what use was faith when all was well I had no use for it and it had no use for me. I found faith again by the plains of Uz Near the skeletons of my peace The waters were gone, Only desert plains and affliction remained Faith came to […]
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  • Puddles

    By Kiah on March 14, 2011
    We crossed the desert Sailed the seas Rode the constellations Cruised the milky way Why was it the minute pond that felled us? Why was it that splash of water, that stretch of stillness created by our mistakes that drowned us?   Who would have thought, that something no bigger than our bath tub had so much depth that we […]
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  • Never Let Me Go…

    By Kiah on February 17, 2011
    No matter how hard we try. No matter how deep we dig. How high we hold our heads Above the waters that threaten to drown our love for each other, It seems we do not do enough. Everyday I wake and my heart sings a tune reminiscent of Asa’s Babe gone. My soul croons Rob Thomas’s Ever the Same in […]
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  • Mo’ Dele

    By Kiah on December 22, 2010
    Mo’dele came home like the prodigal child Sores from all over the place on her body Scars I didn’t dare to question their source She came home and like the father in the story I opened my doors and my heart to her again Only I am not her father I am the man who loves her like none other […]
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  • Dream snatchers

    By Kiah on October 20, 2010
    Last night I dreamed I was on a hill. Alone. And yet I wasn’t lonely. The wind breathed in my ears and played with my hair. The sun warmed my skin. The birds serenaded my ascent. It was the most beautiful feeling ever. I woke up to find you watching me with that look upon your face that heralded a joining. […]
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