About Ayorinde Adunse

Ayorinde is a poet and Software Developer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He blogs at awizi.wordpress.com

A response to David Jewell’s “Delusion Angel”

daydream delusion
limousine eyelash
oh baby with your pretty face
drop a tear in my wine glass
look at those big eyes on your face
see what you mean to me
sweet cakes and milk shakes
I’m a delusion angel
I’m a fantasy parade
I want you to know what I think
don’t want you to guess anymore
you have no idea where I came from
we have no idea where we’re going
lodged in life like two branches in a river
caught in the current
flowing downstream
I’ll carry you
you carry me
that’s how it could be
don’t you know me
don’t you know me by now…

I dipped my quill in the ink pot
to write this note to you
I want this to leave a mark on your soul
like you once did on mine, many years ago
words have never been enough to express what I feel
what I still feel
I have tried, curse my humanity
to show you in little things, where my heart
and my mind, are
Because you made me feel different
You made me different, in spite of myself
in spite of my weaknesses
In spite of these circumstances, oh, curse these sentences
It’s a battle
It’s a difficult battle keeping the tears from rolling down
my eyelids
It’s a difficult battle choosing between what I want and need
It’s a difficult battle choosing what I need
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Hello Writer
I’m sorry, I have a problem
I was birthed with love and cradled in the arms of an angel
A beautiful woman with sweet-smelling musk and a beautiful smile
I was proud to call her mine
My mother, fountain of wisdom
Her face always lacerated with a beautiful smile
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