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Tender Years

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Tender Years

Like a speed of sound
The years had gone by
But I still carry your memories with me.

Like rookies we fell in love
We shared things uncommon
Our hearts were sacred to only us
But were like a Forbidden City to others.

We observed sheepishly our genital maturation
We ate the forbidden fruit
And our innocence extinct
But we were tenderhearted.

Matured we had become
Until the Grim Reaper put us widely far-off
That we parted when we needed us most.

Your memories are evergreen with me
I remember your panache
Your dress sense is the top-of-the-range.

I long for the smell that came from your blouse
Each time I buried my head under your arms
It had much more lavender water kind of scent.

If only I could speak to the Grim Reaper
I would curse it out tirelessly for the 
Burden of weight and suffering it bestows on me
Every single day I live with only your memories.




Chuma.......

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Such a powerful verse full of longing and showing a reverance for woman, Line 2 [have]I ejoyed it very much especially verse 6 Thanks for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 9:40:00 PM
    Congratulations Chuma on your win ....Seren

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/29/2012 3:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Seren.... Compliments,
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Chuma.. a wonderful win in Gail Angel Doyle's "tender year" contest... have yourself a wonderful 2013... always! PD

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/29/2012 3:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    PD_ thanks a lot.... happy 2013 in advance.... xx
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top win, Chuma! love/hugs, Leonora

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/29/2012 3:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Leonora.... kisses.
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 1:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on oyur top spot win Chuma xx

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/28/2012 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Mandy.....Cheers.
  1. Date: 12/28/2012 12:29:00 AM
    Wonderful and nice piece,Chuma...Great write...Congrats on your well deserved win,my brother...Keep going,pal...

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/28/2012 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Segun..... compliments of the season. cheers.
  1. Date: 12/27/2012 7:19:00 PM
    Heartfelt poignant poem, Congrats on your well deserved win!

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/28/2012 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea....compliments of the season....
  1. Date: 12/27/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on a first place win.

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 12/28/2012 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jon... compliments of the season.