POEMS

Cheaters (the kiss of betrayal)

You say it’s yours

You know it’s not

It mine and has been

Right from the start

My silence is not permission

for you to take what’s mine

Without a modicum of repentance

 

Your thoughts tell you

I am weak and stupid

Too weak to try to stop you

Unknown to you

You are in a battle

Not with me but with the one whose I am

 

His hand is swift

His judgement quick

He fights my battles

Even greater ones than this

What you’ve taken so slyly

By trickery and sleight

Will never really be yours

 

All it takes is a tiny breath

From his nostril

On you and your lot

And for trying to do me harm

Camouflaged with your smiles

Your reward is dire

If I so desire

 

But I have prayed for you

That mercy will find you

And release you

From this trap you set for yourself

When you thought in your heart

To duel with such a one as I

 

It should have been obvious to you

That I am chosen

Marked out by him

He maintains my

And for encroaching even if only silently

On me and mine

You incur his wrath

 

So cheater, amend your ways

Your name is emblazoned

On a self stamped envelope

Postmarked ‘destruction’

It’s headed your way

If you don’t change your ways.

POEMS

Do You Want Me Now? – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo

 

Phone ringing

No responses

You said you’ll call

Here I am still waiting

Words so sweet

Laid upon my pillow

Said you will be true

Now you are no where to be found

 

Said you meant every word

Said I was the bomb

The one and only

An experience indeed

Like one in a dream

Slowly waking up

In the glare of daylight

You are no where to be found

 

I gave you my best

Freely on a silver platter

No fees paid, no sweat broken

You walk away, thinking you’re free

But you tossed and lost

Your credit’s run out

You’ve touched the tail of a viper

The venom is unsavoury

 

I am a woman scorned

My lesson, I have learnt

As a gift I am not free

My prize is worth the price

I’ ll track you down

I will haunt you so

All sweetness is gone

You took it all away.

I’m marked with your stamp

Now you have delivery, wanted or not

 

A faithful stalker, I will be

Until you’ve paid

The price you dodged

Don’t turn around

You might see me following

You can’t escape

I am everywhere

I will make you yearn

For freedom’s light

My captive unwilling

You will remain

So tell me this

Do you want me now?

 Revenge is not the answer. Learn your lesson. Move on!!