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Olufunke Kolapo Jan 2017
in the night breeze
all my cares and worries
seem like nothing
Olufunke Kolapo Oct 2016
I had dreamt
Life would be all sweet and colourful
A little challenge here, a little grief there
They keep the journey real and meaningful
I had prepared to be strong
Rise above all hurdles
Ignore all hassles
Who knows what happened to that dream?
'Cos it's farther than it seems
So far I can't catch a glimpse


I've never really been happy
Not as I dreamt
I've had more grief than joy
Not what I saw
I've not attained all I'd imagined
Not as I thought
All I desire is a life so simple
Maybe not as simple as it sounds
All I have is not as I dreamt
All I am is not as I thought
Now, I'm dreaming I might deserve
Nothing more than I am
Only I've got more than I deserve


Who knows what happened to my dreams?
I wonder where our dreams go
Olufunke Kolapo Oct 2016
Flying flower with wings of
Black and golden yellow
Danced round and round
The candle light
It fluttered and hovered
It didn't know the light
Would take its life
Even as it fluttered
One last time
And went still
Olufunke Kolapo Sep 2016
Let it out
Let it flow
Let it glow
On your cheeks
Down your chest
Be mad
Be sad
Scream some
Wail loud and long
Like a banshee
Let the wind
Ferry your fear
Far, far away
Give your grief
Worries and sorrow
To the breeze of the night
Roll them all
Into the trash
Throw them out
And let them go
Olufunke Kolapo Jun 2016
No agony is greater than the yoke
Men fastened round my love
Her lines they bounded with metres
Her flow they have blocked with patterns and rhymes
Her end they constrain with rules
I crave the freedom to paint her as I deem fit
She's born of my thoughts and feelings
Sorrow would be less so
If there were rules to grieving
I'm breaking her rules
Olufunke Kolapo Jun 2016
Today, I have no words
Qualified enough to describe
The depth of my pain
I have no words
Huge enough to describe
The emptiness in my heart
I have no word
Worthy of the thickness
Of the darkness drowning my soul
I have no words
Colorful enough to express
My desires for each day
That hurries by without their fulfilment
Or for the wishes I have for tomorrow
No words deep enough to form my fears
Of what the future holds
I pray, dear father that you look deep into my heart
And find the words that my lips cannot form
Soothe my worries
And grant my supplications
Olufunke Kolapo Jun 2016
You ignite my heart
like a ray of sunshine
after the morning
drizzle
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