Love is like a boy having hot porridge in his mouth.

 

He hurts,

Yet unwilling to let go.

 

A poet folds his lover’s name into a song

And rolls it around his teeth.

 

He silently chops it into letters,

And sews her into a fine song.

 

Father always said in his few moments of sobriety,

 

When you find love,

However small like a firefly,

Tend to it till it becomes an inferno.

 

Though it hurts, don’t spit it out.

 

Hold on to it as a boy holds hot morsels

Between his teeth,

Unwilling to let go.

 

Written by : Michael Afenfia

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145 Comments

  1. Enigma February 2, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Figurative words everywhere niceone sir

  2. Praize Esta February 2, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    One Word; Awsome!

  3. Enigma February 2, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I VOTE

  4. Chidinma Mbah February 2, 2018 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Wonderful!!! Beautiful piece…

  5. Samantha February 2, 2018 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    wow, nice. love the picture it creates

  6. Ose Idoni February 2, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  7. Onuoha Chidinma Lucy February 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!!
    …..sews her into a fine song!
    Such soft words.Nicely written.I love Love.

  8. Zion Ose February 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I vote this awesome piece.

  9. Ifey February 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    What an excellent poem.
    You make me proud all the time.

  10. Tonia February 2, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Good use of figurative expressions.

    I really like the poem

  11. Asakel February 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    A lovely peice indeed.
    What more can I say…? This is terrific, making use of concrete metaphors.
    Kudos!

  12. Tonia February 2, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Good use of figurative expressions.
    I really like the poem .

  13. Emma February 2, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I vote this piece, nice one man.

  14. Primus Silver February 3, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

    It’s beautiful

  15. Martins umeh February 3, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    wow this piece is a candlelight yet and inferno of what is.

  16. godwin omoregie February 3, 2018 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I like the figurative use of language here.this is cool.

  17. godwin omoregie February 3, 2018 at 7:49 am - Reply

    The write up is such a nice one.

  18. Mariy February 3, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I vote the Zion Ose and his awesome Love Poem

  19. Moses February 3, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

    beautifully crafted.

  20. Mariy February 3, 2018 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I vote Zion Ose and his awesome love poem

  21. Kimorah February 3, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Nice piece

  22. Oghale Akawa February 3, 2018 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Here’s the WORDSMITH at work. Awesome

  23. Unique February 3, 2018 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Beautiful poem

  24. frank February 3, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Awesome

  25. Adia Runo February 3, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    So much truth in few words. This is very well thought out.
    Keep it coming!

  26. Better February 3, 2018 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Wow!

  27. Affluence Allu February 3, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

    I like the fact that you used words everyone can relate with. This piece is simply exclusive. I vote this piece.

  28. favour February 3, 2018 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful…

  29. idarammi February 3, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

    nice use of imagery.

  30. Nkechi February 3, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Awesome

  31. Chizzy February 3, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Waow!!!
    Great hit, lover boy

  32. Chuks Emmanuel February 3, 2018 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Way to Polycarp, you have my vote.

  33. Joshua Ebuka February 3, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Nice piece. Love it!

  34. Amos Etienyin February 3, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

    I vote for this piece

  35. Muyi February 3, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

    I vote Zion

  36. Jennifer February 3, 2018 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Zion Ose

  37. Sophie February 3, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Nice piece…I vote for this

  38. Josephine otabor February 3, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I love!!! It’s great

  39. Aliyu February 3, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  40. Onyeka February 3, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Wow I love dis….

  41. Iyere Tombra February 3, 2018 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Nice work Zion

  42. Onyeka February 3, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Wow…I love dis

  43. Onyeka February 3, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Wow….I love dis

  44. Irene February 3, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I love this poem.. Nice message, Wonderful lines.. keep it up bro

  45. Dynamic February 3, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Nice Piece.. kudos

  46. favour February 3, 2018 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Nice write up

  47. Balikis February 3, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    A very nice poem with simple diction, so precise to the point. Keep the good work dear.I vote for this wonderful poem by Zion.

  48. Chris stunna February 3, 2018 at 10:42 am - Reply

    nice one…

  49. Chris stunna February 3, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    nice work

  50. Joy u Okonji February 3, 2018 at 11:20 am - Reply

    I really love this. It’s inspiring

  51. Henshaw February 3, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    wow really nice

  52. frances February 3, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    This is so nice

  53. Courage February 3, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!!!!

  54. Ubong February 3, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Beaut.

  55. Merit February 3, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Lovely

  56. Mamus February 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Nice

  57. Riley February 3, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Bravo Zion! So on point Amazingly beautiful.πŸ˜„

  58. Myles Gonzalez February 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    This is really creative.
    Extremely excellent

  59. Myles Gonzalez February 3, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    extremely incredible

  60. Abiodun Omolara February 3, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Beautiful piece dear……..I vote for dis

  61. Ola Ologun February 3, 2018 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Lovely….
    this is indeed from d heart

  62. Onofeta Osoh. February 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    An excellent piece…

  63. Dim February 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Lovely. Simply the best

  64. Oluchi Merit February 3, 2018 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Owner of pen, bravo!

  65. Eze Ossai February 3, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  66. Joseph February 4, 2018 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Beautiful poem!!!! Amazing use of language and wonderful style. Well done, Zion!

  67. Chiefo February 4, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    There are really no words to describe how beautiful this is .😍

  68. Stacy February 4, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Keep it up love

  69. Joe February 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    A profound imagery of what love is, and how it should be dealt with.

  70. OKOSUN ODION EMMANUEL February 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    nice poem brother

  71. Gideon February 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Beautiful keep it up

  72. Gideon February 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Great one
    I love it

  73. victoria February 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful piece n amazing content.

  74. Elisha February 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Lovely
    Beautiful

  75. Elisha February 4, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Wow the lyrics is beautiful
    It really came from the heart

  76. Elisha February 4, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    wow! Nice lyrics
    It really came from the heart

  77. Elisha February 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    This is indeed the best so far

  78. ify pius February 4, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Nice piece zion….I vote zion ose.

  79. Theresa February 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    beautiful. you have my respect…heart even *winks*

  80. Patrick February 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Terrific!

  81. Benjaymang@gmail.com February 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Nice write up

  82. Efemunna Benjamin February 4, 2018 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Nice one

  83. Rhoda February 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    A beautiful work of art

  84. Jemine Annie February 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I love this. I love you.

  85. Esther February 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    A poem of love from a great poet. Keep it up, d sky is ur starting point.

  86. Theola February 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Impressive

  87. Onyekachi February 5, 2018 at 5:45 am - Reply

    resplendent pics

  88. Uhumwangho Izoduwa February 5, 2018 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Awesome piece

  89. Aimua February 5, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Really beautiful.

  90. Ovbiye February 5, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    The man with the pen.

    I can’t vote any other person na.

  91. Merit February 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    lovely..

  92. Elisha February 5, 2018 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    Nice
    Bravo
    This is great

  93. Gideon February 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  94. Elisha February 5, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Its surely a masterpiece

  95. Tope February 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Great stuff.

  96. Jerry Odosa February 5, 2018 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Nice imagery.

  97. Funky February 5, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Nice one bro. I vote πŸ‘

  98. Tega Cross February 5, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Zion Osewengie’s work basks in eternal depth and simplicity.
    His use of metaphor exults the poem above every shadow shrouding the true meaning of love.

    Great job Sir!

  99. Mustapha Musa February 6, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Am loveing this.

    9ce work.

  100. Agunbiade Kehinde February 6, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Nice Work here

  101. Uniquepreneur February 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, greater heights.

  102. Oma Holly February 6, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Love

  103. lawal Tobi February 6, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I vote

  104. juveth February 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Creative piece…

  105. Nathaniel osaivbie February 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    wow! thumbs up.

  106. Shola Adeniyi February 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Nice one.

    Keep it real.

  107. Ehigie JB February 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Good one. its simple and sweet.

  108. Amowie Matthew February 7, 2018 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Nice work Mr Zion.

  109. Babajide February 7, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Good job, bro.

  110. Chioma February 7, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Our ENL scholar! This is nice, sir

  111. Edosa Sunday February 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    πŸ‘πŸ‘

  112. iamdramagoddess February 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Zion u re awesome n nice piece from u

  113. HPC February 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I certainly vote for this!

  114. Vasily Mikhailovich Doestovski February 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful one

  115. Olex February 8, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    It’s a nice poem, Nice diction, Great Imagery… Keep it up.

  116. Treasure February 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Nice one

  117. James Olamide February 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Good one, man.

  118. Afekhide Ojebuoboh February 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Wonderfully piece of art man.

  119. Stacy February 9, 2018 at 5:11 am - Reply

    A very nice piece… I vote for this.

  120. Glory Alika February 9, 2018 at 5:52 am - Reply

    Wow!!! What an awesome poem keep it up.

  121. Akande joy February 9, 2018 at 6:03 am - Reply

    nice one

  122. Osamwonyi Tinyan February 9, 2018 at 6:34 am - Reply

    An excellent piece

  123. Elisha February 9, 2018 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I vote for this

  124. Elisha February 9, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Bravo

  125. Elisha February 9, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Nice piece

  126. Ejiro February 9, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I really appreciate the use of literary devices in the poem and the use of imagery to create a mental picture of love. The feeling of love begins like a firefly and become so uncontrollable like an inferno. Creates a picture of how the feeling of love develop,little by little to a stronger feeling. …….sews her into a fine song!Creates a picture of everlasting love. Nice poem

  127. Gideon February 9, 2018 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Epic

  128. Gideon February 9, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Its dope

  129. Gideon February 9, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    😍😍

  130. Gideon February 9, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Am lost in love……..

  131. Elisha February 9, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

    😍😍

  132. Adelowo February 9, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    This is the best among all

  133. Ejiro February 9, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Creativity is the hallmark of success. I love the creative use of words convey in the poem.

  134. CWWUNIBEN February 9, 2018 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Zion all the way…

  135. Kimberly February 9, 2018 at 8:42 am - Reply

    very much sweet and more lovely I wish I will soon hv my dream luv .keep it u deserved more awards in Jesus name Amen

  136. Martha February 9, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Excellent. I’m in love with this poem

  137. Mathilda Agen February 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    remarkable piece. well done sir

  138. Kina Dues February 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Fabulous write up. I’m so falling in love.

  139. Kina Dues February 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I vote Michael Afenfia

  140. netzy February 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    awesome

  141. Ehigiamusoe marvis February 11, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Aweeeesome piece .. great writeup

  142. Ehigiamusoe marvis February 11, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    aweesome piece.. great writeup

  143. precious February 12, 2018 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Nice one πŸ™Œ

  144. Happiness February 13, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Nice work Zion…. I’m awed

  145. Bosa March 1, 2018 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    This embodiment of art at it’s finest.

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