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Love & Heartbreak Series: No 2

Dear Lover,

You know
How high and fortified the walls were
How beaten and shredded and broken my heart was
How strong the resolve- not to fall victim to love’s vain promises- was
How intensely I fanned the fear of vulnerability.

You came
Wielding Cupid’s famed arrow, pointed and precise
Neglecting how the signs screamed red
You shot directly at my core
Permeating my pneuma with the ingenuity of your love,
Like the Trojan horse, sans the deceit

Your deep throated laughter,
Whilst your head is thrown backwards,
With your eyes glistering with tears,
Has become my favourite sound

And you know what my favourite sight has become?
Watching your face light up,
With the blush cutting through your dark skin,
When I call you mine

You, my hot glass of dark chocolate,
Topped with honey and hazelnut
Our destinies have become so intertwined,
Like Siamese twins defying all neurologic procedures

And just a stare in your eyes,
Gives me a wholesome glimpse of our forever
Filled with laughter and friendship
And surfing on sandy beaches

And even as I write this,
I long for you with all my being
Your warm, alluring lips,
As they press against and interlock mine
Your soft, sweaty palms, as they enclose mine

And as they rummage through my frame,
Sending sparks of pleasure throughout my body
And the way my body helplessly submits,
And my defences collapse like a pack of cards,
whenever we are together

And in our most intimate moments,
When you look into my eyes…
And hold my gaze…
With your warm breath falling on my skin…
And say you love me,
Saheed,
I am so convinced it’s not a bromide.

 

SAHEED TO CHIAMAKA

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Dear Paramour,

Indeed I felt the jab of Cupid’s arrows.
I laugh, and my face lights up.

The flames of destiny passed a warm loving heat for me.
My heart is stirred by a meeting of the lips.

Those intimate moments are the highlights of my day.
The gaze into the eyes of my true love,
The whisper of my genuine affections,
The sweetness of embrace.

But. Alas, you were right.
It’s not you, it’s me,
You were right and I was wrong.
Mere cliches and platitudes,
Unfortunately, these are not

You were right to have fanned
The flames of fear and fortifications.
You were right about the Trojan horse.
All of this, I did to get your sweet sister.

You were just a means to an end…
Every passion I feel,
I feel not for you
My affections are really for your sister.

 

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Love & Heartbreak Series: No. 1

This series is a compilation of beautifully crafted writings by members of the Literary Cafe (TLC) Plus as part of their daily tasks. So the first series is from Debbie; the lover & Daniel; the heart-breaker. I hope you enjoy reading it.

PS. This is a work of fiction. However, the characters are real.

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FROM DEBBIE 

Letter 1

Daniel Darling,

If I were to tell you how much I loved you,
Then the waters of the ocean would dry up
The lands would be empty of sand
And I would still not be able to quantify
My love for you.

If I were to add you and me
I would subtract our clothes
And maybe let you divide my thighs
So we can multiply the times you make heavy
My love for you.

If I were to whisper in your ears
The strong passionate love you make me feel
Every time our breath shares a common space
It would be that my tongue has lost its mind
And I am prepared to explode in satisfaction
Of my love for you.

If I were to take the shape of your hands
I will gladly roam your body at every bath
At every scratch of your itchy face,
I’ll caress your cheeks and let you bite
The fingers that is me when you feel nervous
Because of my love for you.

Oh Dan, the night is getting cold without you by my side
But then I remember I met you yesterday
And that you left your warm hugs with me
So I run to grab the shirt I wore to the event
And lay it beside me…it smells of you
It smells so good my heart burst with excitement.

Oh Dan, let me paint your body with my love
Let me drink of the alcoholic goodness served by your lips
Oh please wrap me in the spell of your warm embrace and cuddles
For even though nothing lasts forever
My memory can last forever in your embrace
Just hold me tight, please.

SHE  STILL GOES ON:

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Letter 2

Daniel Sugarplum,

I have never felt this way before
For someone I really truly adore
No matter what I get from you
My passion won’t vanish anymore
For I am wildly in love with you Dan.

Your abs and beards are just a masterpiece
For which I will give my life and more
Your smile just shines up my day
When nothing goes the right way.

All I need right now Dan
is just to embrace you with the pretty face
Just a sip of your almost pink lips
While my arms wait around your hips
Oh how madly in love with you am I Dan

I want to feel your body shiver
Your heart jumping off your chest
I want to smell your gorgeous scent
Kiss you in each and every inch
I want to feel you rise below
Only at my presence & every touch

Oh! Dan, I love the way you hold your lower lip
Between the jaws while you think
I miss the act I repeat to tease you
Your words echoing all the time
Still, I die to hear those words from you

Oh! My love where are you? Where are you?
Come Daniel let’s consummate this love already!

 

DANIEL REPLIES DEBBIE:

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Dear Debbie,

Is it you?
Is it me?
As far as my uncertainty goes,
one thing is sure,

I do not love you
Never have, never will
I read your letters,
The words made my eyes roll more times
than a pair of casino dice on a Friday night

Could I love you?
I can’t do the impossible
I was like you once,
Young, foolish and in love

I loved a woman
a woman who said she loved me,
She left me in a pool of tears,
and with a black hole where my heart used to be

I know you will say you love me enough for both of us,
Your love, surplus as it is, means nothing to me
When you say you love me and all my flaws
I laugh,
Life is not a romance novel or an Ed Sheeran song

Some things cannot be fixed
I am not a pet project or a sick puppy
I am a Yoruba demon,
a thing to be exorcised not cuddled

Sister Deborah,
this is not me breaking your heart
this is me setting the records straight,
you fell in love with a wrecking ball
now your heart is just like mine,
in pieces.

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Please don’t forget to leave your comments below, the writers are happy to know what you think.

Thank you.

 

I Fell in Love…

So Banky W and Adesua got engaged sometime in February, announced it on Instagram by wednesday, May 3rd 2017 and the internet has been shaking since then. They literally took over the Nigerian internet space, they broke the internet.

However, this post is not about the two love birds [even though I still find it hard to believe], this post is rather inspired by Banky W’s comment to his ‘susu’ [I first heard this word in uni where a friend of mine calls another friend of mine his susu’m].

The comment is “I fell in love with an actress, now my life is a movie” and when I visited twitter, I saw a thread of I fell in love with’s. Later again this afternoon, I visited Instagram and the same thread was everywhere. So I thought, why not collate this and make a poem? I do not know who to actually give credit to but I give it to all who made a comment here and there on this topic and the initial commentator “Banky W”. Thank You. So here goes…

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“I fell in love with a Banker, and now my life is a worthy investment! I thank God I did not fall in love with the wrong Banker, my life would have lost interest!

I wonder what it would have been if I fell in love with a manager, my life would have been a’LOAN.

I fell in love with an Accountant/Auditor, and now my life is well balanced!

If I had fallen in love with an Economist, my life would have been a monopoly or even on high-demand.”

 

“I fell in love with an Engineer, and now my life is well-drilled, perfectly constructed!

If I had fallen in love with an Architect, my life would have been a design.

I fell in love with a Programmer, and now my life is in Codes!

If I had fallen in love with a Scientist, hmmm, my life would have just been a research.”

 

“I fell in love with a Medical Doctor, and now my life has been healed!

If I had fallen in love with a Pharmacist, my life would have been on drugs and if I had fallen in love with a Nurse, my life would have been full of procedures, given shots, in fact been on constant shifts.

I fell in love with a Surgeon, and now my life is in Surgery!

If I had fallen in love with a Soldier/Militant, my life would have been a war [I wonder which is better off].”

 

 

“I fell in love with a SAN, and now my life is silky and smooth!

I ponder on what my life would have been if I fell in love with a Lawyer, my life would have been a mouthful of lies or maybe a case…bad or good, I am not sure.

I fell in love with a Judge, and now my life is in order!

If I had fallen in love with a Cleaner, maybe my life would not have been a mess in the first place.”

 

“I fell in love with a Pilot, and now my life is flying amazingly high!

If I had fallen in love with a Model, my life would have been in series of poses.

I fell in love with a Sailor, and now my life is sailing smooth!

If I had fallen in love with an Entrepreneur, my life would have been a Business Plan.”

 

 

“I fell in love with a designer, and now my life is in perfect shape!

If I had opted to fall in love with a BET Naija player or a Hunter, my life would have been a game.”

 

 

“I fell in love with an Actress, and now my life is a movie!

I fell in love with a Photographer, and now my life is a perfect picture!

I can’t even display the entire album for fear that my good life will be stolen.

If I had fallen in love with a Liar, my life’s entire existence would have been a lie.

I fell in love with an Actor/Producer, and now my life is a movie, full of drama!

If I had fallen in love with a Comedian, my life would have been a joke.”

 

“I fell in love with a blogger/Journalist/Writer, and now my life is a beautiful story!

If I had fallen in love with a Teacher, my life would have been an assignment, a lesson, more of a learning experience.

I fell in love with a Traveler, and now my life is an Adventure!

If I had fallen in love with a Lagos bus Driver, my life would have been stuck in traffic [mmph].”

 

“I fell in love with an Archaeologist, and now my life is history, a  fact!

If I had fallen in love with a Politician, my life would have been a lie.

I fell in love with a Fire-fighter, and now my life is a Spark!

If I had fallen in love with a Mathematician, my life interest wouldn’t work out.”

 

“I fell in love with a Make-up Artist, and now my life is on fleek yo!

If I had fallen in love with a Tailor, my life would have been a material or a pack of thread.”

 

 

“I fell in love with a Ghost, and now my life is Haunted!

If I had fallen in love with a Ghanaian, maybe my life would have been in darkness.”

 

“I fell in love with a Dancer, and now my life is a ballroom, full of grace!

If I had fallen in love with a Musician, my life would have been a beautiful song or a Rapper, then my life would have been a hit.

I fell in love with an Artist, and now my life is an Artwork!

If I had fallen in love with a Painter, my life would have been colorful too.

I fell in love with an Opera singer/a Stage play Artist, and now my life is a Theatre!

If I had fallen in love with a Dreamer, my life would have been asleep.”

 

“I fell in love with a Chef, and now my life is Tasty, spicy, all forms of delicious!

If I had fallen in love with a Nutritionist, my life would have been a diet.”

 

“I fell in love with a Prostitute/Stripper, and now my life is Wayward!

If I had fallen in love with a Terrorist, my life would have still been a terror or would my life have been the bomb?”

 

 

“I fell in love with a Footballer, and now my life is well-dribbled, in fact my life is balling!

If I had fallen in love with a Basket-baller, my life would have been a dunk.

 

I fell in love with myself [lol], and now my life is a Selfie!

If I had fallen in love with my Fantasies, my life would have just been a dream.”

 

“I fell in love with a Pastor, and now my life is a Miracle!

If I had fallen in love with a Yahoo-boy, my life would have been a Scam.

I fell in love with Jesus Christ, and now my life is a Testimony!

If I had fallen in love with the Devil, my life would have been hell.”

PS: Do you have any other to add? I know I left out some professions, I just couldn’t get the right pun for them. Do you have any pun words for an Estate Manager? A Professor? A Disc Jockey [DJ], a Bartender? They both create mixes, yes?

If you can help out, do drop a comment or two.

Thank you!