Floetry by JulietKego: Ha! Your Laughter

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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#101. Floetry by JulietKego: Hide and Seek

Floetry by JulietKego: Hide and Seek

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Jigida beads


Bia, obim

come, my beloved,

ka anyi cho okwu;

let us tease their senses,

play our game of hide and seek

And when the world comes to

seek you:

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#76. Brassière


Warcoal Red Bra PoemWarcoal, Warcoal,

I’d never expected

You’d fit snugly so!

Caressing my skin

in tan nudes, whites, reds

and dark colours of charcoal.

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#37. Love’s Call

Day 21. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

lovePoem: Love’s Call

(Inspired by the movie ‘The other end of the line’).

A phone call across oceans and continents

I am flushed in strange feelings and sentiments

Lost in the hypnotic patterns and inflections of your voice

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#25. Today, I Will Not Bow (Version I).

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Day 9. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido -today i will-not-bow-for-webThere are many days yet ahead for bowing

Many days gone past for crying

But not today, today, I will not bow

Today, I shall be born and my mother will not weep

When she beholds the folds between my thighs

And my father will not stare at her with accusing eyes

Yes, today, my father will not hiss out loud;

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