Posts by Juliet 'Kego Ume-Onyido

#FloetryByJulietKego: Warmth

Open up,
let me crawl
into the crevices
of your soul’s linnings

Gift me your warmth
from the fiery embers
of your sated spirit
a cold, cold world out there
sit with me in silence
cure my chattering
be ye a safe shelter
to my shattering storms

How you ahhmaze!
like a Rembrandt painting
found in a Salvation Army
(Okirika) thriftstore
today be the maze
let me lose my lies
and bury my cries
inside your solid walls

Turn on your inner light
illuminate my pathway
hold up life’s mirrors
and let me find my truth

(C) Juliet ‘Kego

Floetry by JulietKego: Ha! Your Laughter

Ha
Dear Lord!
(A pause, a pun, an exclamation)…
I hear traces of thunder
In your laughter
And one day, I will write
Your laughter into words
Capture how your larynx opens
Like an unfolding petal to my sun
How your throat swallows up my air
As it convulses in mirth,
And on your cheeks
Unformed dipped-in dimples
Struggle not to cheekily crinkle
As hot and cold air whooshes out,
Condensing into droplets
Washing my body-soul-spirit
Like vibrating rivulets of rains
And I become Earth’s wet centre;
A pulsating core of the universe.
Continue reading

#FloetrybyJulietKego: The Season of My Love

 

In the season when I first loved you
I swear I heard a sigh from the lady rain
as she wept non stop, (unlady-like), out loud
I guess from the fullness of your man cloud
Perhaps like me, she could not contain
the sight of your beauty-powered grace

Click Here to Read More

#FloetryByJulietKego: A Night Out With The King.

Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido Poet A Night Out with the KingAn invitation to dine with the King?
With wonder we all fall on bended knees.
Here all that is of darkness flees
Bring out the box with a baguette diamond ring
We shall adorn ourselves to enter his holy place
Do we put on precious pearls and silken lace?
Do we bath ourselves in red rubies of fires?
Or in our stunning, sparkling sapphires?
Do we come with heavy hearts, bare and open?
With sealed souls now ready to heal and awaken?

Click Here to Continue Reading

#FloetryByJulietKego: A Breakfast of Poems

I woke up today
with a sweet-tangy taste
of your praise-poetry
on my tongue

For breakfast, I served
woven words, crunchy
like a waffle basket
with drops of honeyed
syrup soaked in

I inhaled and released
wispy fragrances
of sweaty spent stories
that escaped our bodies
I am woke in you

(C) Juliet ‘Kego

#FloetrybyJulietKego: A Bouquet of Poems

Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido

Today,
I found a bouquet of Earth’s 7 poems
resting on my doorsteps
one for each layer of creation….

The air in Judea came alive
with perfumes of your poems
a hint of humble hibiscus,
giving, gazing gardenias,
wise, impish izoras,
thorny, red roses
fun, flirty lilies,
a wisp of zany zinnias,
and a lone, shy, smiling sunflower,
all laced up in a vase,
filled with the aromas
of your presence, Yeshua
I am Elizabeth,
John danced in joy in my womb
when you came visiting

Continue reading

#Poetry4Change: Who Shall We Tell of the Coming Hell? By Mina | @MinaStones

Fallen soldiers
Distant warriors
Universe change
What will remain

Hovering about
Putting candles out
An unseen beast
In our streets

Whispers surround
Despair abounds
Who shall we tell
Of the coming hell?

Prayers sail
Familiar waves
Hope still lives
As silence speaks

Calm to soul
Young and old
Patiently wait
Tomorrow a day
© Mina | 2020

#FloetryByJulietKego: Who are you walking with?

Who are you walking with?
Walk with someone whose memory
brings a shy smile to your lips (when they’re away)
One who makes you walk into a room
like you have an invisible crown on your head
who centres your gypsy spirit
who soothes your soul in any storm
one who makes you matter.
__________
Walk with one who celebrates you
who creates a waterfall deep in your being
(during a drought)
who makes you dance
even when an orchestra stops playing
who riles you yet makes forgiving so easy
be with the one who kisses you
with the sun’s golden rays
till you disappear into time
__________
Who holds your hands in a crowd
who heals your torn & worn out heart
be with the one who sees you without the lie
of a deformed world
one who gives you a sacred space
to be human, to stumble & rise
allows you room to embrace & gain mastery
over your shadows and bask in your light
__________

Continue reading

#FloetryByJulietKego: A Gypsy Birth And Home-coming

I met a gypsy in the fields
a maker of mind-magic
with flowing, tangled locks
to her orbit mortals flocked

to whispering winds
her maxi-skirt twirled
to thundering clouds
her heartbeats echoed

we traded places
she, now rooted here
hearth; a home I soon forgot
as I cut off my umbilical cord

I am become a wistful one
a wonderer’s wanderer;
a warrior and water-walker
I, – a barefoot belly-dancer

Continue reading

#FloetryByJulietKego: Wings of Words

 

 

 

 

Travel with me
on winged-planes of poetry
come walk with me, beloved
– barefoot, on a restless red earth
with sands, hot and fine
– longing for a feel
of travel-lust laden feet
surrounded by scents
of cool and crispy pine
open up; drink my wine
sit on our seat of stillness
let’s co-create an alchemy;
bear witness and prophesy
with sacred sounds of silence,
obim utter nothing, aye, no kpim
let’s ride this wave, on wings of words―
♥JK

 © Juliet ‘Kego