Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Perfect Snow


The joy of cleaning windows is that I
see the dirt you leave behind  
Like your treacherous torso,
a winter of discontent stretches before me
You smile and I bleed unseen blood on snow
peaks of perfectly reconstructed teeth

Between fluorescent smiles of unblemished
brightness, red lips poised to sing:
Merry Christmas darling mine
I am a man with bruised insides and misled toes
‘Pity time does not always announce a
change of plan while you get central heating

in your extremities. Your blue Xmas
offering I watch with new eyes
and a hardened heart. Just don’t
get to the black ice beneath the snow, be careful
Caution left this home of unbridled lust
Sold to Ebenezer scrooge, the reason

love is a four letter word. 

©Adura Ojo - November 29, 2011

Romantic Friday Writers asked for responses to the image in the post. 'Romance turned sour' were the images that came to mind;) Pls pardon my posting early, got my hands full Friday/all weekend:) ‘Shared with OpenLinkNight Week 20 at dVerse Poets Pub.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Dance With My Father

     we can't have long conversations
your smile here and a sentence there
                  you laugh with silent eyes
                    glint, mint of years adrift
                       rainbows in your smile
                 swing me to stay grounded
                     memories in renaissance
                        sunset singing twilight
                        when it's time, it's time

Adura Ojo - 2011 - All rights reserved.
Dedicated to my dad who taught me how to write.
Posted for Thursday Poets Rally Week 56 , OpenLinkNight at dVerse, Week 17, and Poets United - Poetry Pantry #75


I'll always fly
because I'm fly!

Thank you Thursday Poets Rally, for the Perfect Poet Award. Many thanks also to Heaven for nominating me.
I nominate Brian Miller for the next award.