I’ve seen Angels and goddesses,
But never a nympho from the east.
Pure ecstasy, is how her lips taste
And red lipstick suits her best.
With her, any man would love to cheat.
Tit for Tat, every love story is on a test
As she takes men on a love train
To the west.
I bet, she doesn’t need a moonlit night,
For her to glow so bright
Like that Christmas eve night;
For her smile is elegant enough
to brighten any dark night.
Would you blame me for wanting
To be her Knight?
“Just another smile”
Is a misconception of the
Efforts applied to defy the odds.
Your smile it too damn contagious
And it got me making promises
That I can’t keep.
I suppose you the reason
Why I don’t believe in love at first sight
‘Cause I’ve known you for long,
Only to fall in love last night
The moment you smiled,
And your soul literally glittered
To earth’s delight;
It never took me the places,
I can’t lie
But it brought places to me.
Paparazzi, please take that picture up close.
Her eyes are intriguing,
That glowy spark,
which gets me every time;
Moon and stars picture perfect
They mist over when we are flirting
Like when the shy sun, hides behind the clouds
they make tears look astonishing;
Even when she’s grieving.
Can’t blame me for having a crush on her.
The beauty of a thousand roses in summer.
Her voice is Euphonic
I’ve heard it one, too many times
Even in her sleep, she hums like the Nightingale
And my mood goes Euphoric
As I listen to the love psalms she spits.
I’m not a good listener, but her voice
Lures my attention to her laps
and sing me a lullaby song.
That’s why my love for this one
Is stronger than the gravitational force
that keeps the earth still.
It’s funny how I thought I could resist
But she broke me
I can’t promise her the moon and the stars
But if the love in my heart was a currency
I would buy her area 51, shamelessly.
‘Cause she’s the reason why the sun shines
On my side of town;
And why the dimples on my cheeks,
are visible in the dead of night.
I am not here to make her shed a tear
But make sure, she never sheds a tear.
ELISHA COURAGE KARUMA
This poem is part of the February 2022 Fempreneurs Africa Magazine competition for the poets among us. The objective is to make the month one of love, happiness and upliftment. If you would like to enter your poem and stand a chance to win one of 54 amazing and exciting prizes, send a whatsapp to +263719863610 and we will gladly explain the rules of the competition. Deadline for submission is 15 February 2022. Winners will be announced via our instagram platform www.instagram.com/fempreneurs_africa