I expected so much, And received so little; Nettle in place of roses, Brittle kisses, My peace was in pieces. I rose from the slumber Of one under A love spell, Of which blunders Shook my heart to its core, Like sudden thunder. You moved close for an embrace; I shuddered. It's over, It's over.... Continue Reading →

Did you see me?

When I was in love-Did you see me? I wasFire burningWind blowingHoney melting. I met himand I fell,and thenI flew. Like constant electricityin Nigeria,I provoked shockand hysteria. When I loved,I lived for his smile:it was sublime. My mindwas a river;it flowedandflourished. For I was hisin that momentin time, andhe was mine. Ivie M. Eke 2022.


A breakup feels like a tragedy. Your well-functioning body Suddenly Goes downhill. Headaches and chills So much discomfort within. Your head feels heavy Your outlook, grim. You want to sleep But Discomfort wins. Cold and heat Sock-covered feet. Sweat drips from Your face You alternate Between Delirium And lucidity.* Written by Ivie M. Eke 2022.


It's no mean feat to let your heart beat a little, maybe even skip a little. It's not a sign of defeat when you let your feet wander off known paths, seeking the sweet instead of the mundane, looking for well-lit streets, rather than what's dark and plain. Your calloused heart will later tell tentative... Continue Reading →


I am a rose in a soulless garden,And I battle against the mindset of the downtrodden. It is easy to slip and fall into despair,Where things are deceptively calm and insincere. Like the steady hum of your neighbour's generator,The inner darkness feels normal, like it belongs there. Dark thoughts cast shadows in the light,They delight... Continue Reading →

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