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Jan 2020 · 69
Simplicity at it's worst
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2020
I've learnt a lot.
You want to test my knowledge?
Then ask me to render a thought.
And if you ask me,

I'd say;
I've learnt to read in-between the lines of everything, just like a blind man reading Braille.

I've seen the black and I've noticed the white,
And so I'd know very much, when you are greying the lines.
Jan 2020 · 207
Perfect Imperfections
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2020
Why do you act as though not being normal isn't a normal thing?

The world is not normal,
And to you that's a normal thing.

I'm not normal.
And to me that's perfectly normal
Jan 2020 · 67
The Grand Performance
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2020
I want to walk with you,
Walk with you on the busy streets of London.
We'd walk hand in hand,
All the way from Trafalgar square,
To the deep end of Oxford circus.
And once in a while we'd waltz to the catchy tune of any street performer stringing out Beethoven or Vivaldi from their scrawny violin.
And we'd not mind the many eyes of onlookers; Onlooking the grand performance of a perfect duo, waltzing to the catchy tune of a street performer.
Jan 2020 · 151
The Art of Pretence
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2020
I pretend I'm in love;
when I'm not.
I pretend I'm in love,
when it's lust.
I pretend that I'm numb,
but it hurts.
I pretend that it's found,
but I'm lost.

I pretend to pretend that nothing hurts.
My defence is the art of pretence…
when it all gets too much
Nov 2018 · 294
For Jane.
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2018
I'd write you letters,
But you won't write back,
I'd send you flowers,
But you don't fancy that,
I'd beg you to come over,
We both fancy that.

You'd push me over,
But I don't push back,
You've got many lovers,
And I don't fancy that,
I had only one lover,
But she didn't want me back,
And whenever you come over,
It gets more fancier.
Nov 2018 · 201
Nights like this.
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2018
On nights like this,
My baby is finger-licking delicious.
She makes my fingers fill with honey, sweet honey, wet honey, as she **** for me.
Don't take a peek into her honey ***,
It's fiery red inside.
It's bakery hot inside.
On nights like this,
My baby is blazing red fire,
And I'm glistening dark skin bathed in our sweat,
My hands call for her body as they glue onto her skin, her being calls for an ****** and now she's holding on tight to the bed sheets.
The bed sheets, soaked bed sheets, I lay a peck on my baby's *******, so ****, so tempting, I slowly commence the “prone bone”.
On nights like this,
My baby is jaw dropping gorgeous whenever she's on her kneels.
I grunt and I puff, but my baby is a musical genius. And If I were to be serious,
On nights like this,
My baby is the only one I'd be with.
Nov 2018 · 242
For Rachael
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2018
Right here,
Right now,
With you.

There's nowhere else,
I'd rather be.
Nov 2018 · 297
New Beginnings.
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2018
I make so many new beginnings,
I doubt there'd ever be an end.

My life’s script keeps changing,
‘Guess the writer is getting over his head.

My new beginnings don't come with the seasons, They are conceived as soon as they wish, and I am convinced as soon as they reach.

I make so many new beginnings,
I don't know where the old ones went.

And once I'm off track on my new path,
I just switch lanes and draft up a new chart.
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Oct 2018 · 153
In all honesty...
Emmanuel Coker Oct 2018
And If I were to be honest,
I'd say I do miss you,
The times we spent together,
and the memories we shared.
It's actually crazy now, Thinking about it,
How I never had a picture of us, I was always the one who'd shy away from the camera, and instead take pictures of you.
You always looked so calm yet distant.
Maybe locked away in the universe of books you've read stored in your head.
But I was glad you were with me. Regardless of how distant we were from the outside world. We were alone together.
That was all I ever wanted. That is all I…
And if i am to be honest,
A year isn't enough to get over you.
That doesn't mean I'd come crawling back to you. We crossed that bridge and burnt it.
But I keep searching for you in other women, Hoping to see a glimpse of you.
No matter how little.
But I guess it's what makes you different,
Because you were different from the rest.
Left to me, you were the best.
Oct 2018 · 680
The dead ones are free.
Emmanuel Coker Oct 2018
Some days like today,
I feel weak, everything seems bleak,
And a voice inside me begins to say,
The dead ones are free.

Some days like today,
I feel like I've been cheated,
Off of the life I really wanted to live.
I cheated myself and I can't live with the consequences…
So the voice inside me begins to say,
The dead ones are free.

Some days like today,
I need help but I'm scared to admit,
I'm not suicidal, don't put me on trial,
Maybe if you can sit and listen,
Maybe you'd hear the voice inside me beginning to say…
The dead ones are free.
The dead ones are free.
The dead ones are free.
The dead ones are free.
And they want us to just see.
Oct 2018 · 204
Scarce commodity.
Emmanuel Coker Oct 2018
And if happiness is free,
Then freedom is a currency I can't currently afford.
Sep 2018 · 160
What is love?
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
It isn't love if,                                              
You have control over it,
Your heart doesn't skip a beat,
Your mind isn't losing it,
The pain doesn't hurt like ****

The feeling isn't something you'd miss,  

It isn't love if you have control over it.
Sep 2018 · 226
Sexual healing
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
Give me that ****** healing,
The type that takes me to the ceiling,
The type that leaves me hot and chilling,
The type that makes me want this feeling.

Give me that ****** healing,
Early in the morning, noon or evening,
Your *** leaves me with a tingling,
It's sweeter than any spice or seasoning.

I’d give you that ****** healing,
I'll make you want more when you see me
I'd **** your brains out like I mean it.
The end of this would be the beginning.
Sep 2018 · 147
Hopeful hope.
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
I hope you find love at the end of the day,
I hope the love you find decides to stay,
I hope the love you find gets found today,
I hope the love you find blows you away,
I hope the love you find is like the one you make.
Sep 2018 · 119
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
My beautiful Ada!!!
When would you agree to be my lover?
When did you say you're coming over?
Don't mind that girl called Deborah.
It was only one night she spent over.
But it is you I want to be with forever.
Adanma why don't you come closer?
Don't be scared, I am not a soldier,
Or are you scared of what I carry under?
Deborah liked it when she came over.
When it's longer it's always sweeter.

Adanma!!! my beautiful Ada!!!
When would you agree to be my lover?
Is it until when there's no strength left under?
Please, Don't do this to me remember,
We're not getting any younger.
Sep 2018 · 166
To keep trying.
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live,
Sometimes it's hard to keep on trying,
When there's nothing left to give.

But I keep on dying,
Because I long to live-
A fruitful life, filled with joy and wealth,
A happy life void of pain nor death,
And I keep on trying,
Despite how it may not seem.

And one day, I'd be the one dying,
After a fruitful life that I've lived.
Sep 2018 · 127
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
I'm the broken one,
And I keep breaking with each hi,
I fake my smiles when I tell you bye,
Some nights I barely even get by,
When these tears start to flood my eyes.
Most days I'm barely even sober,
Before those thoughts fly by,

I'm the broken one,
And I keep breaking with each lie that I tell, to make you think I'm okay-
when I'm really not
when I'm really hurt
when the pain becomes too much.

I'm the broken one.
And I'm not trying anymore.
Sep 2018 · 113
Loving you.
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
They say loving someone who doesn't feel the same way is similar to waiting for a ship to dock at an airport. But I've been through many ***** with you and I'm not yet ready to give you up, and despite how many times we've fought, we've only learned how to make up right before it gets out of hand but you start to say you'd like to break up, and i shut
with my lips, and whenever we kiss, there's this immense rush, then I start to touch you in places you'd not want me to stop.

So yeah I'd wait at this airport, and hope your ship takes a u-turn, and hope you don't keep me waiting for too long.
Sep 2018 · 97
Uninvited guest.
Emmanuel Coker Sep 2018
The church preceding begins.
I watch from afar as he holds you in your arms,
Holding as though he's scared to let go,
As though he wants the whole world to know.
You can see the love in his eyes,
I can see the content in yours.
Settling for less isn't always a bad idea,
Since you are a woman who's got a very successful career.
You just need a man to truly love you.
A man, who with his ****** prowess can make due.
I watch from a seat as he stares at you,
He sure is very happy to be with a girl like you.
I was happy too.

I'm at your wedding without an invitation.
You are at the door bidding adieu to the whole congregation,
I could see the content in your eyes,
And you now, could see the painful relief in mine.
Jul 2018 · 178
Never Ending.
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2018
What is this blinding light?
What is the meaning of life?
If I was born to survive in a world that eventually succumbs to death.

Who was asked to be created?
I wouldn't mind to be sedated.
To sleep through all this and wake up to be greeted with a happy belated, and they tell me I made it past Armageddon and the world is never ending, it actually just begun.
May 2018 · 231
Eternal rest
Emmanuel Coker May 2018
I'd e'er wait for eternal rest,
Wearing my possible best,
Not knowing whether-
I've failed or passed the eternal-
Or maybe it's all an eternal jest
But who gets the last laugh?    
It's whose god, Me or him, I guess?
May 2018 · 275
Emmanuel Coker May 2018
You were giving me up,
While I was giving you love.
You tore mine apart,
While I gave you my whole heart.
Now I'm left with the pieces,
Rearranging the words I'm using,
Hoping it passes a clear message,
That you aren't the one I'm missing, and I'm not the only one that feels this ended too soon, but I'd hold my peace and not talk about this- anymore.
Dec 2017 · 162
Father of three
Emmanuel Coker Dec 2017
I'm a father of three
A girl and two boys
My wife left me
For a much younger boy
She said he's got stunning abs
I really do hope he knows she's got *****,
Down underneath.

I'm a father of three
Two boys and a girl
And my wife cheats on me
With a boy named Emmanuel
He loves to play with her toys
And she ‘comes’ with immense joy

I'm a father of three
And my wife cheated on me
She won full custody
After she ****** my attorney.
I'm a father of three
And none of my children lives with me.
This poem is purely fictional, any appearance or semblance to any real life entity is purely and absolutely coincidental. Enjoy :).
Dec 2017 · 216
Emmanuel Coker Dec 2017
Self righteousness would be the doom of us all,
We are quick to judge without proper explanation given to us. If it looks bad then it is bad, and if it looks good then it is good. No grey lines. Just black and white.
In trying to protect ourselves we hurt others,
Some would call it the casualty of war.
Our story defines complications.
Your sin is permissible because it is your sin,
Mine is not because it isn't yours,
So you'd stare and gnarl at me,
And commence to throw that sin on me.
It is your way not the highway,
Your view has to be the last say,
Because you view yourself to be a better saint.
Dec 2017 · 239
Emmanuel Coker Dec 2017
I swore to make you happy
I swore to make you laugh
I was never last to say sorry
Even when you made me mad
Ours was the perfect story
You and I, the perfect cast
The love you gave was glory
But alas, good things never last
I know you'd say you loved me
But that was only in the past.
Dec 2017 · 194
It's on nights like this...
Emmanuel Coker Dec 2017
It's on nights like this I miss you,
Fingers glued to the phone, waiting to text you,
You are on my contact list, but there's an issue,
We don't talk anymore, so there's no way to get through,

It's on a night like this I kissed you.

We don't talk anymore, so I can't get through,
You are on my contact list, but we've got issues,
Fingers glued to the phone, hoping to text you,
That it's on nights like this I hopelessly miss you.
Love isn't love when reason finally prevails...
Dec 2017 · 198
Emmanuel Coker Dec 2017
She is Art
And she is a masterpiece.
We are all art and we are various living, breathing masterpieces in our ramifications. Happy holidays :).
Nov 2017 · 322
Sweet tooth
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2017
She's the type of candy that gives every man that comes across her path a sweet tooth.
Nov 2017 · 437
Hold on
Emmanuel Coker Nov 2017
I'll hold on to the memories unsaid,

Back then,
When we laid unclad on the bed,
Back then,
When it was an euphoric moment we shared,
Back then,
When you wished you were with me instead,
Back then,
When I thought I'd love you till the death,
Back then,
When the scenes played back in my head,
Back then,
When he came and took you instead.

I'll hold on to the memories we shared.
Jul 2017 · 289
Cry poetry
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
When my heart bleeds
And I can't sleep
I cry poetry

When I feel sad
Or I get mad
I cry poetry

When I laugh hard
And my tummy hurts terribly bad
I cry poetry

When I lose faith
In my unknown fate
I cry poetry

And as I sit here
Without you here
I cry poetry
Jul 2017 · 249
The One
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
For the one that is to come,
Please stay.
I can be a very hard person to love, I know.
But my darling hey,
You would be the only one I'd cherish
My eyes would only have sights for you
My hands would only hold your heart in them
My mouth would speak only of your love
For the one that is to come,
Please stay.
I can be very annoying sometimes, I know.
But my darling hey,
I'd always apologize for my flaws
I'd love you till kingdom comes
And even though love is never always enough,
We would always be enough for each other.
For the one that is to come,
Please stay.
How many tries till we get it right?
Jul 2017 · 426
A New Look
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
It's a good thing I guess
Now you can focus on yourself
You probably deserve to be treated better
You guys weren't meant to be together
That's what I hear when they notice the sad gloomy face I wear.
I guess a heartbreak gives you a certain kind of look. Your face is colored by pain and regrets, regardless of how hard you try to hide it. People would still notice. But why wouldn't they?
When your happiness is gone. The real reason for why your face is always lit. A message from that special person sends your heart beating twice as fast. It's that adrenaline rush you get from getting to see their glorious smile outshining the sun on the brightest of days. The warmth feel of their hands wrapped around you in a hug, that feeling of knowing there's nowhere else you'd rather be than with them at that present moment. But when all of this is gone, there would be a new tone to your face, a new look….that makes people know something is right.
I wear a smile to disguise my look, I smile as often as I can. I tend to push thoughts of you out of my mind knowingly. It's the only thing I can do if I'm to wear my new look without people knowing what's up. I miss you a whole lot. But now it wouldn't show on my face anymore. And if I'm to meet you again? would be greeted with my new look and I'll hope you like it.
Jul 2017 · 776
Do you?
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
Do You?

Do you miss the way things were between us?
Do you flinch with every passing thought of me being with another person, just as I flinch when I think of you
Do you ache with pain knowing my hands, eyes, lips and mouth would adore the graciousness of another being?
Do you playback series of different scenarios in your head about what might have been if either of us acted differently?
Do you miss me telling you “I love you” as we both bid ourselves goodnight in hopes to be reunited once again at the break of dawn?
Do you wish me happiness and joy in all my endeavors but wish you are always there to celebrate with me?
Do you grow jealous of the other being I would newly grow to love and share devotion with?

I just want to know if you do, ‘cause I do.
And if you don't, I still won't blame you.
I know we both said our byes, but it'll be a long time before my heart bids you adieu.
Jul 2017 · 330
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
I was your real FIRST love
And you were my first REAL love...
             There's a difference between those
Jul 2017 · 242
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
Hot knife through butter
That is how easy it is to hurt
Hot knife dipped inside cold water
Relief, but scars remains from the cut.
These wounds heal and pain subsides
But you can't ignore the damage that has been done inside
A heart bleeds and a mind mourns
The death of love, never to be seen and long gone
No notes....
Jul 2017 · 216
Emmanuel Coker Jul 2017
Something I've learnt
Through all the time I've spent
Is that you can be a nice guy
Give your all to the limit of knowing you tried
You can love with all your might
Swear to God you'd fight
For that special one
Overlook all the wrong they've done
You can be kind to a fault
Answer yes to everything, no 'buts'
But still get the short end of the stick
And that just makes me really sick
May 2017 · 549
Emmanuel Coker May 2017
I don't do poems
Or maybe I do
But I'm not a poet
And that's not true
My mistress is stressed
But she's a much better muse
And she asked for a poem
To spark up her fuse
But I'm not a poet
And that's not true
Because I really do poems
When it's for you.
You love me I like poems
Feb 2017 · 934
The thing about her
Emmanuel Coker Feb 2017
There's something about her dreamy eyes
That makes you want to be a dreamer
There's something about her soothing tongue
That makes you want to be a preacher
There's something about her lovely smile
That makes you want to be a painter
There's something about her great physique
That makes you want to be a sculptor
There's something about her intellect
That makes you want to be a professor
There's something about her being
That makes you want to be
There's something about her
That makes you want to be her lover
Jan 2017 · 460
Black nor white
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2017
…With her, he chose to see a colourful future

And with him, she chose to remain colorblind.
Jan 2017 · 313
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2017
I like to think so.....
Jan 2017 · 954
How To Wear A Torn Sock
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2017
Beneath the suede feel and nappa leather
Beneath the Jordan that sells for some many dollars
Rests a weary foot covered in torn silk
A little hole here
A little patch there

Beneath the Italian suit and that da Vinci scarf
Beneath the bear fur coat and the cashmere wool
Rest a broken soul covered with a broken body
A little wear here
Some many tear there
Don't be deceived by material things, some people are broken and damaged much more than you'd ever know. They just cover up pretty well.
Jan 2017 · 692
My keep
Emmanuel Coker Jan 2017
Sugar on your lips
I like the taste
My hands on your hips
Makes home on your waist

Pull me in close
Let's ignite a flame
You are a drug i overdose
I'm a wild dog you need to tame

Honey from your tongue
I take a sip
It is with you I belong
Your being is my keep
Aug 2016 · 2.0k
Greatest Fear
Emmanuel Coker Aug 2016
My greatest fear would be losing you
And if I do, I'll be the greatest fool
Because i feel true love with only you
And out of all these lies, that one's true

But nowadays it seems you are never pleased with whatever I do
Always bringing up a fight, yelling at me too
Showing me signs you want to see someone new
Telling me you want to end it, bringing it up out of the blue

So out of all these lies, this one is true
If you leave me, you'd be the greatest fool
And after i’m done crying for you
After the cold lonely nights, feeling sad and blue
I would move on, finding someone new
For my greatest fear is losing me to you.
Aug 2016 · 1.4k
She is mine not yours
Emmanuel Coker Aug 2016
I'd still love her with all her flaws
She is mine not yours
For her I'd break down many doors
She is mine not yours
**** your rules, **** your laws
Cos’ she is mine not yours
They say I am under a curse
Well she is still mine not yours
They say fighting for her is not a just cause
But she is still mine not yours
And for her my domino would always fall
Because she is mine and not yours.
Jun 2016 · 1.6k
Not a fling
Emmanuel Coker Jun 2016
We rush things up skipping the foreplay
I obey all your commands, as you are the only one with words to say
Your legs arched up, move in a dramatic sway
You tell me to keep hitting it, because you like it this way

Telling me you are ready
I slide into you, making love to you steady
The beating on the zinc roof indicates the rain is quite heavy
And you whisper slowly into my ears, ‘that’s it baby’

The cold from the weather could not overcome the heat
From the *** we had, after moving to the dining seat
I should ask for your name, in case of the next time we meet
This shouldn't be a fling, rather it should be kept on repeat.
Jun 2016 · 617
Emmanuel Coker Jun 2016
I am weak
Simply because I can't find what I seek
What I seek is not something that's bleak
It takes the form of a solid, bulky and thick
From a selection I was asked to pick
Not to slow to act, always think quick
From the start of the day, till the end of the week
Climbing up a smooth mountain at a bid to reach the peak

Sometimes late at night I start to feel sick
I feel it inside of me as it begins to kick
I was told not to utter a word, don't even speak
But I was dying inside, as my strength began to deplete.

It takes the form of a solid, bulky and thick
The thing I seek might be a little bleak
And because I won't find what i seek
I would always continue to remain weak
May 2016 · 574
No one is everything
Emmanuel Coker May 2016
No one is everything
We are all just bits and parts of a bigger something.
That's why at certain points, certain times and certain aspects of our lives, we feel the need to want others in our lives,
Because we need other people to feel complete.
May 2016 · 776
You & I
Emmanuel Coker May 2016
Let the sun shine
Let the rain fall
You'd still be mine
And i'd still be yours

Whence comes the flat line
As the GRIM REAPER calls
You'd still be mine
And i'd still be yours
May 2016 · 678
Drive yourself
Emmanuel Coker May 2016
Take the reins of the sail
Steer and evade life's falling hail
Be the king of the ocean
Set for yourself an easy going motion

Take the reins of the car
Take it and drive yourself very far
Swerve past every troublesome lane
Drive your life past the reach of pain

Take the reins of the horse
Set for yourself a designated course
Ride all night through the fiery storm
There'd be peace, when morning comes

Take the reins of your life
Make sure to evade all troubles and strife
May 2016 · 573
Emmanuel Coker May 2016
Green is the colour of ewedu leaves
Green is the colour of herbal trees
Green is the colour of something green
Green is the colour of something I see

Don't talk so much as you drink your tea
The sight is obscene as I watch you eat
Don't make a smile or grin at me
‘Cos green is the colour of what's stuck in your teeth.
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