Below is the poem entitled Sweet Bitterness which was written by poet
Okonkwo. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Two souls closed off from love
Met on a lonely path
Passion emptied into affection;
We fell hills over in love.
At the touch of love
Our heart melted to the ground;
We felt we had found something endless
Alas! It was all, but flurry
Darkness fell on a broad day light!
The golden calabash was broken!
She journeyed to sleep in paradise!
I never knew the Sun could bleed!
The news hit me like a thunder
It opened the gate of pain in my heart;
The pains pierced through like a smoke
A flood of tears flowed……..
My heart quaked in uproar
A storm of rage blew up my vessels
Gruesome hue of red covered my eyes
I dangled on the edge of life
Where my solace was silent memories
Of her hushed voice whispering into
My anxious ears.
Moving on became cold comfort
My mood turned a chameleon more often
Than the damn lotto changes numbers
She was the life that I found,
But I never lived…….
She broke my code of love,
Penetrated every shade of my being,
But left me in hunger for love
When my voracity emptied into passion.