I Heard You

I Heard You

A Poem by Kwiksie Ifediora

Strength and love do co-exist..


I knew who you were before my eyes knew sight.

At the very moment from my cell-lined carriage myself did alight;

I knew you, as the thorn knows its rose;

It must have been your joy…

It called to me I suppose.


I knew you, needless of any introduction

The love echo cocooning me performed that function.

Unsure of the other sounds,

I was attentively tuned to the background silence;

That which the solo of your heart beat solely orchestrated.


I knew you because I have never been deaf.

Your infuriated ‘NO’ rang out when they suggested my death.

The soothing warmth of your palms, oft seeped through to me

And with each shielding came a certainty renewed-

That come what may, I’d never be torn from you.


I knew you from the start of this journey we’ve made,

In my container was the fullness of my love also contained.

And though mentally murdered in an instant

By the totality, less a few,

A tenant unwanted; your love held fast for us two.


By blows from spite bulging slander and slashes from cutting silence

You, within and without, ceaselessly were wounded.

But when you faced each of their contemptuous gazes squarely,

With what must be the firmest of spines;

Your voice, then, sounded most loudly.

© 2013 Kwiksie Ifediora

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Kwiksie Ifediora
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A beautiful and a sensible piece came from your heart and written by your hands... what you saw in life you poured into a site...
well penned, Nice flow of ink.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words I.W. I appreciate you stopping by.
What a beautiful piece. Fantastic, fabulous, magnificent...there really isn't an adjective that does the job.
I am deeply moved. Thank you, Kwiksie, for being the voice for those who have no voice.
Surely, you are beloved in Heaven. You have made the angels smile...
(This one, too)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

7 Years Ago

Well if you're smiling, it's only expected. ;)
Thank you for your very very kind words Angel.<.. read more
The unplanned baby perhaps stating the right of his mother to choose the path. This is a poignant piece.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Kwiksie Ifediora

7 Years Ago

Exactly! Thanks plenty for your thoughtful reviews John. :)
Powerful piece from the perspective of a child to his mother, who defended his right to live. Well penned, Kwiksie!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Kwiksie Ifediora

8 Years Ago

Thank you Rita...they've got as much right as we so i think. Thanks for stopping by.

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Added on July 2, 2013
Last Updated on July 2, 2013
Tags: Mother, save, defended, firm, warmth, love, safety, torn, attacked, sound, wounds and silence.


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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