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My Penelope

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My Penelope

Diamonds bring lights
to the darkest part,
under its arms life glitters.

You’re diamond personified
You shine to my darkest nights,
under your arms I take refuge.

What an undeserved Ulysses I’m
Yet, you’re my Penelope
Your arms of sweetness besiege me.

Each time I fell like a sinner
you salvaged my recalcitrant soul
with your blanket of indulgence.

You hold so many aspirations
to put into my world
to make my world glitter.

My diehardism won’t let me see
the fountain of happiness you’ve built
I’ve lost sight of your beauty.

With your aura in shades of colours
you made my life polychromatic
that I glow in all seasons.

Though I am cold to you
Yet, you treat me as your ‘favorite son’
when I should have been starved for love.

Oh my sweet Penelope
Nakedly, I stand before you
Be my master, I will be your wife.

Jealousy has broken in my face
I will guard you like a pod shields a pea
I’ll drink, like a fish, water of your love.


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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:21:00 PM
    congrats on your win with this diamond of a write

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem and win

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Oh my, such devotion in this wonderful poem of love....each line is brilliant as those diamonds of which you speak. (I love that last stanza so much!)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Hi Chuma, returning to your poem... , congratulations with your winning poem, in the "Incurable Romantic" contest... ~xox* Linda

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks PD for your kind comment.... Much love....
  1. Date: 5/23/2013 11:53:00 PM
    wow... this is lovely... love~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Love your work here Chuma! Thanks for submitting to my contest. Kim

    Okonkwo Avatar Chuma Okonkwo
    Date: 5/24/2013 2:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks Kim....