I feel like an imitation
Of my own reflection
Despondency creeping over
The rivers in my veins
When you were there with me
We were dancing with glee
Late night talks, making each other blush,
smiling, laughing were our things
Everyday which gave me new wings
Thinking about our love i flew-up
Without taking any back-up
Then a day came when you were not there
That day even a sun felt hemisphere
I was there sitting alone in darkness
And blaming why God is so heartless
I texted and missed you a lot
But silence and despondency were what all i got
I am waiting
and I'll keep waiting for
my beloved to come back
If you see her
please tell her that she left someone
who is waiting for her on the half track.
awakening with the gradual rise
of the subdued heather hued sun
a palpable spectral silence permeated the air
the anticipation of celebration intercepted
by an enveloping phantom black malaise
hiding in obscure shadows
the terror of the twin towers final doom
elucidated quivers of melancholic nuances
rippling through the greying vicinity
my birthday september 11th a tuesday
my night to sing at abravanel hall
with the utah symphony
unable to serenade death
our voices remained indubitably silenced
in hushed wistful reverence
ensuing 9/11s channel somber sentiments
cloaked with annihilation while
dark visions occupy smudged iphone screens
this anniversary i will dissipate despair
transmuting dark despondency
splashing all with lucent petals of delight
i’ll live this day with passionate intensity
and those subsequent with equal ardor
ferociously painting back the light
i will raise my voice with effervescence
and sing in wild abandon
for my precious brothers that were lost
demonstrating devotion through a refusal
to be silenced by fear bestowing honor
with a conspicuous message that love wins
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Our nation is
a living organism.
Alive with biochemical
a cell death
of our nation
are set and
if not checked.
Cell changes and
death is eminent.
and global mRNA.
a falling off occurs.
Our nation is
threatened and going
process as above.
Our acts must
be put together.
There is a
We are desperately
sliding both into
chaos and despondency.
We must get
out of this
cloud of frustration,
with a profound
physical presence of
sour people grieving
Don't let them
become too rotten
to infect everyone.
It may be
All ships must
sail in one direction,
Or very soon
we all go down.
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despondency, please let me be
I feel your weight, can’t break free
no dear domestic tranquility
my heart it hurts for posterity
so many in terror of alterity
unsure of my future destiny
Ah, I can’t break free!
Please let me be!