Floetry by JulietKego: Ha! Your Laughter

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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.
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#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

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#FloetrybyJulietKego: A Bouquet of Poems

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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

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#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

#PraisePoetry #LettersToYeshua #Floetry #18. A Song For Lovers: I Choose You!

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Day 2. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Poem: A Song For Lovers: I Choose You!

[A melodic ode to sensuality & spirituality; Song-of-Solomon-eque; praise-poetry; worship poems]

Dear Yeshua,

There was no music
and yet we danced to our own beats
We swayed sensually to the rhythm
of our fired pulses ‘n’ heartbeats
I shall remember these moments,
I’ll freeze them in timeless space
Especially the sacred hour
I looked into your soul and saw my own face

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Floetry by JulietKego: (16 to 30) of 77 HAIKU & SENRYU Verses.

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16. Feast

Drink of my nectar
Thundering sighs tease my thighs
Open me up. Feast!


17. Friends

A harmless button
A line in guileless wonder
A new beginning.


18. Hugs and Kisses
Gift me with a hug
Your face in my neck; inhale
My lips on bare chest.


19. Fusion

Let’s be crazy now
Soft skin to hard, hot to cold
Passion as our muse

20.Dance of passion

Darling, dare to dance?
Hypnotize me in deep trance
Pierce me with you lance.

 

#21. Kiss Me

My face in your hands
A quiver full of kisses
Tongue to tongue.

 

#22. What if?

What if you exist?
A rhetorical question.
And now, here you are!

 

#23. In Exhalation…

I inhale your words
And exhale epiphanies
Poetry’s oxygen.

 

#24. Via Dolorosa

The way of the cross
I am Veronica’s heart
Imprint your face here.

 

#25. Awakened

For decades I slept
They tried to bring me to life
You called my soul’s name.

 

#26. Lost and Found

This is the story
Of a lost pilgrim of love
Who found her way.

 

#27. Star-crossed 

We may never meet
Our stars may never collide
And yet we shone bright.

 

#28. Knock; Knock

Reality knocks
Do not answer her door yet
Hold me for a while.

 

#29. Dancing with gods

They will remember
That in the life of my days
I danced with a god.

 

#30. No Walls

You taught me this truth:
God is not in walled spaces
No walls. No locks. Here.

 

(C) Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido

#106. Floetry by JulietKego: Burial ( A Dirge for my Homeland)

Heartbreak

Floetry by JulietKego: BURIAL (A Dirge for Naija)

She, who wears her heart
on your flowing dashiki sleeves
must learn to take it back and tuck it in,
into the zipless tight bands
of her ill-fitting, adire maxi skirts.
She, who dances egedege in innocence
under Delta rains,
her teardrops mired in mascara,
the mud rippling into rivers of truth
must learn to climb Udi hills;
mountains of amorphous Olumo rocks
steeped in sin in amorous layered Lokoja
And then cleanse her skin and soul
In Niger-Benue sister-rivers and Nike lakes.
Let the Jos plateaus set a table
filled with a sumptuous, bitter buffet,
call the rejects, the heartbroken
lost in the vineless, silent Idanre valleys
let us celebrate a love that breathes not
and as she sleeps on in coma;
prepare to pull the plug.
Give a befitting burial to Africa’s heart
and when robin birds sing a dirge
we will lower her non too gently
to the weighted arms of Nne,
the Mother Earth.

(C) Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido

#113. Floetry by Julietkego: Seasons

Fall

Floetry by JulietKego: Seasons

It’s falling,
with autumn’s leaves and rains
free me from his fierce reigns
lock me in your welcoming fold…

It’s scorching,
with summer’s sun-kiss of death
shield me from his heated stares
soothe me with your cool breath…

It’s blooming,
with the crispy, wisp of spring
I’m overwhelmed with his colours
diffuse my senses with your kisses…

Its freezing,
with winter’s heart of cold
free me from his icy hold
tickle me with your teasing
touches and I’ll sheath you
with my stirring heath…

© Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido