A Refreshing

A Refreshing

A Poem by Kwiksie Ifediora

Lacking a hunger and thirst for the only person who should matter...is THE recipe for a health disaster.




The only word which comes to mind at the moment.

I just had a wonderful time and I really had no idea how much I’ve missed this.

There was the longing alright,

But lacking was my effort to fulfill it.

The drops drew patterns down my face but none of that even helped one bit.

 Oh, but this did!


I’d become faint in my yearning for you,

So faint I could hardly see the ‘me’ where there was once us two;

So faint that even in the full glare of your love, I was still missing.

Yes, I grew faint…quite vividly.

This was all by my doing though, I take full credit!

Because the more I grew less, the greater my descent.

I kept tripping and slipping and falling in my weakness

But then along came your arms and

Just before I hit the ground,

I was cocooned in an embrace so warm,

The cold hand of loneliness had to release me.

Each time I think about it, I find a refreshing.

You caught me---and held on!

To be honest, I didn’t think you’d bother anymore

Because each time I told you I’d stay I walked out the door.

And then I’d procrastinate my promises until they didn’t exist anymore,

Leaving my heart’s core out of the conversation,

Yet talking my lips sore.

And what was it all for?


You had nothing to lose; the loss was becoming my possession.

The fewer the times we got to communicate, the greater our intimacy’s regression.

Of your gigantic heart I took advantage,

Like de-prioritizing you was no big deal;

Shutting you out and wondering;

“Why are we no longer speaking?”

Acting as though familiar with all that ever concerned you

With the knowledge that ALL the vast things I knew,

Summed up to nothing when my calculating was through.

You see, I do love you.

But too often I lose my concentration

Only to once more find it congregating with worthless distractions.

Times without number I’d be excited and eager,

Hardly able to contain it as I anticipate our meet;

Filling my mind with images of you speaking to me words so sweet.

But then the world existing outside ours wearies my body

And so I promise you tomorrow;

Though such promises are fickle because they came from me.


Now you’ve refreshed me and I’m so undeserving

But unlike before this is the part where I’m done digressing.

I’m sorry if till now, my love has been hoarded;

From now on, you’re the permanent vault in which this heart will be treasured.

I know, for no reason, I’ve been extremely wicked

But that self is currently deceased and will ever be warming death’s bed.

© 2013 Kwiksie Ifediora

Author's Note

Kwiksie Ifediora
Inspired by one long fellowship...after too few in way too long. :)

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i just had to smile for this...

Posted 4 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

4 Years Ago

same effect this comment had on my face. :D thanks bruh.
What a powerful piece! Elegant in the way you have examined your own heart, and brought your love to the surface... No one is so strong as the one who knows his own weakness!
You honor us by sharing this piece of your soul with us...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

Bless you Angel, and thank you. :)
I certainly hope the person you wrote this for appreciates it's poetic power. Well done. We should all be able to express ourselves as well as you do. A lovely work.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much Wyndn...your review is such an encourager.
This was a masterful piece. You kept me engaged the whole way through. It was just purely "refreshing" to read. LOL

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

haha, thanks so much Eddie! :D
A strong write of self realization. The poem is intense, but I feel the hope that courses throughout...

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

Yeah, gotta stay hopeful...;)
Thanks Rita.
Wow, this was powerful my friend. Very intense and filled with deep emotions. Very nicely done.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

thanks so much Jack. :)
This is deep and really heartbreaking.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

Thank you for reading dgh....i hope it wasn't too sad for you though. :)
Nice writting, i really like this

Posted 5 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

5 Years Ago

Thank you Ayo.:)

5 Years Ago

You're welcome

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Added on August 12, 2013
Last Updated on August 12, 2013
Tags: Yearn, seek, longing, neglect, dispassionate, revived, refreshed, awakened, satisfied.


Kwiksie Ifediora
Kwiksie Ifediora

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Carrying His yoke because it's lighter than my sin, shining His light because minus it, i'm all dim. So now, thanks to my rebirth, my race for heaven defines my walk on earth. :) LoveMyProfile... more..


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