A Poem by Ola Soetan

expressing the depth of heartbreak

welsh water taken by Hagar     Wirba

welsh water taken by Hagar Wirba

From my eyes you draw the floods I drown myself in 

I am emancipated from your cocooned waves of deceit and pain. 

But darts of confusion sojourn in your place 

Where do I run to now? 

Who shelters my soul now?

I have not reaped my sown dedication and yet I covet your attention…

My nights are drenched in your demons 

They urge me to bask in your drunken dissipation.

I exist only in my Bastille of solitude 

And when I sleep, I’m awake   

My heart and mind entwined with your rejection 

Is this punishment for loving you?

Tell me, where is my bliss?

My, she swore id find it when I found you. 

A lie I cannot forgive but imprudently believed. 

Over seas and miles, I crossed to join you,

To receive what she said you could give me 

It was never in your grasp and you were never to be believed …

Because you are a sea 

Dishonest with the entirety you incarcerate 

You cannot be explored, you massacre all that spur to find your beauty, your heart, your meaning. 

You take life you do not own 

And aid, life, you choose 

You do not reach for the souls pulled out of you 

You are still, only troubled by choice 

A nefarious reflection,

Benignant but empty.

© 2014 Ola Soetan

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Love it!!!! It is wonderful, the description of the sea is perfect. You did an awesome job on this poem.

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Ola Soetan
Ola Soetan

london, london, United Kingdom

developing through poetry . pan africanist ,history and archaeology lover. aspiring lawyer :) more..

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