Let me sing the ode of your charming presence
That crept swaggerly into my infant heart
When your lips unveiled the ray of joy behind them.

Let me cry the defeat of my strong heart
At the altar of your burning love
That melted the strong iron heart in my soul.

Let me eulogise your perfuming beauty
That arrested my nose
And drove him into reverie to lick your lips.

I must not write off the day
I stood trembling under the rain of rejection
Before the sun of courage dried all fears from my cloth.

I stepped on your hot lair
And spat the blazing fire of love
That burnt and still burns in my marrow.

I came with an icily scorching tongue
To quench any fire of “no” that may break out,
But, it only intensified the scorching heat that enveloped me.

I left your presence leaving my brain.
It stood under lashing rain and ebullient sun
Poring on how the Creator creatively created your charming figure.

Let me tell you the tumor growing in my brain,
I just signed a contract of life madness
If love stands as madness for your sake.

I wish to spit these words on your face
In my family hive of oneness,
If my feet could stand and win your smile.

I wish to stand at the crest of the globe
Bawling to the figures that toil the green land,
How I doffed my cap at your illuminating beauty.

Written by : Michael Afenfia

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136 Comments

  1. Ganiyu Ayanniyi M. February 2, 2018 at 7:04 am - Reply

    waoh… so beautiful….. keep it up !

  2. olakunle February 2, 2018 at 7:20 am - Reply

    excellent! Dope and beautifully woven.

  3. Shodunke Olajide February 2, 2018 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Beautiful

  4. Olu-Ayorinde Blessing February 2, 2018 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Poetically stated. Beautiful!

  5. Jimoh Abosede February 2, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    beautiful. keep it up

  6. adeniran Micheal February 2, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Everyone has their favorite poets,but believe me Winlade you are the best of all. I really enjoy your use of words.

  7. Kehinde Salahudeen(Edifier) February 2, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

    It’s lovely carved with unmeasurable imagery….. Kudos Winlade

  8. ALABI hellen February 2, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Wonderful

  9. Quistar February 2, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    This is actually very nice, long poems usually bore me but this for my attention till the end, bravo.

  10. Stella Okpolobor February 2, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I really love this poem
    its well written and arranged. Kudos to you, Winlade.
    The Lord is ur strength.

  11. Kunle February 2, 2018 at 11:57 am - Reply

    Wonderful poem

  12. hartgnost February 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This is one of the best poems about love I’ve come across. Well penned.

  13. Tersemann February 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Well written, bard.

  14. SALMAN Abdulmalik February 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    This is one of the most appealing love poems I have come across. More ink to your writing pen and more wisdom to cerebral @WinladeIsreal

  15. Isah Jelili February 2, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    nice poem, keep it up bro. The Lord is ur strength

  16. Ara Nifewa February 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Beautifully done dear
    God is ur strength

  17. Moyinoluwa February 2, 2018 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    beautiful and captivating!

  18. Ayoade grace February 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Awwn…beautiful piece.kudos!

  19. Godfrey Goodness February 2, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I am mesmerized by your choice of words Winlade.
    I never knew I had gotten to the end of the poem!
    More ink to your pen

  20. samuel February 2, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Wonderful

  21. samuel February 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Very good write up

  22. Adebayo Moyinoluwa February 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! All the best dearđź‘Ť

  23. Revelation February 2, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    intricate mesh. you almost lost it, but you made it great. kudos

  24. Adebayo Moyinoluwa February 2, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!
    ! All the best dearđź‘Ť

  25. Johnny February 2, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Great! ride on

  26. Folakemi February 2, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    This is inspirational……. Great

  27. Mariam Abisola Adeyemi February 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    This is great, more ink to your pen @winlade isreal

  28. Ejitoye Abiodun February 2, 2018 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    oh! this is lovely

  29. Sunday February 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Inspiring…
    Keep it up

  30. Oyewumi Toluwanimi February 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Nice work Bro. Please keep it up

  31. Blessing Adesola Oyekanmi February 2, 2018 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    its a lovely write up tops up
    for sir.

  32. Blessing Adesola Oyekanmi February 2, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    tops up to u sir good write up

  33. Thomas February 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Proud of you… Fly high

  34. Youssouf Adelowo February 2, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    You redefine poetry Winlade… You’re indeed a great poet

  35. Noah February 2, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    This poem reminds of Christopher Malowi’s To His coy Mistress. Winlade,your style is classic. What a wonderful fashion designer of words you are?

  36. Sunkanmi February 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Simply Brilliant!!!

  37. Helen February 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Keep it up bro. The Lord is your strength

  38. Kyle Temitayo February 2, 2018 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Discreet choice of word, the diction in each line engraves a vivid representation and animates the poem. One can almost visualize it. Nice work.

  39. Temi Tayo February 2, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    captivating lines, one can almost see it happen.

  40. Sunkanmi February 2, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    The originality is priceless, the true mark of any great artiste

  41. Sunkanmi February 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    The originality is priceless;the true mark of any great artiste. Keep it up.

  42. itietie ogaga February 2, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    reading through each line,I feel love and I sense poetic justice…a work not to be toiled with….freed by your pen…..nice one bro!

  43. ECHO February 3, 2018 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Beautifully written. Well done

  44. Onile Oluwaseun February 3, 2018 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful poem…….mindblowing and exciting

  45. Ajama Grace February 3, 2018 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Beautiful poem as always by Winlade. Never disappoints

  46. Chreezy February 3, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Nicely spun. Well-done

  47. Dayo February 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Well written. You are doing great Ogbeni

  48. Nath February 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    This poem is wonderfully crafted

  49. immaculate February 3, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    This is creativity in professionalism …….kudos to you bro

  50. Laporsche February 3, 2018 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I love this. Nice piece

  51. Laporsche February 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Nice one

  52. Abeeb Amosun February 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Superb! This touched from hair to toe.

  53. Abeeb Amosun February 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Superb! This touched me from hair to toe.

  54. le pétrolier February 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Nice one Keep on keep it on Winlade

  55. Temitayo February 3, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Amazing work

  56. Mr Kyle February 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Its a rare gift to paint pictures with words

  57. OmoKile February 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    This is a love setting.

  58. tesleem oyewole February 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    nice write up

  59. Aremu Bewaji February 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    you are so amazing….higher u go IJN

  60. Aremu Bewaji February 3, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    wish you the best

  61. Edogun Efosa February 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    One Beautiful piece…..

  62. Vincent February 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Wow! You scattered my lips in awe. keep it up

  63. Mblove February 3, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Wish you the best bro…. One love

  64. pattualex February 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Nice one more wisdom

  65. Wahab February 3, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Beautiful written…always love your poems from the start well-done

  66. Thomas February 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Wonderful

  67. Hollanrewaju February 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Nice post

  68. Hollanrewaju February 3, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    All the best bro, I pray u win

  69. Halleluyah February 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Egbon you are doing great. You have really displayed a great skill on paper

  70. Abioye Emmanuel O. February 3, 2018 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    you are perfect winlade Israel.

  71. Dickson February 4, 2018 at 3:34 am - Reply

    This is dope! Keep it up

  72. Kennedy February 4, 2018 at 4:57 am - Reply

    wonderful poem keep it up
    I dey gbadun your poem

  73. Enitan February 4, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Brother… Thank you… This is beautiful!

  74. Azeez Toheeb A February 4, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Brilliant and wonderful poem

  75. gold February 4, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    wow. thumbs up bro….

  76. modupe February 4, 2018 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    it’s superb…. more wisdom bro!!!

  77. Abidemi February 5, 2018 at 7:11 am - Reply

    whao, I love this
    keep it up

  78. Adeoti Abdulafeez Ademola February 5, 2018 at 7:18 am - Reply

    A beautifully woven words….. it awakens my sense of love…. a mental picture well drawn in words. Good one there!

  79. Joshie-Ef February 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    beautiful. Intricately beautiful.

  80. Emeka February 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I Love this poem

  81. Renaud February 5, 2018 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Beautiful chef

  82. Steadywaters February 6, 2018 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Very dope!

  83. mirakldedieu February 6, 2018 at 11:36 am - Reply

    wow this is really nice trust you brother

  84. Jonathan February 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Very wonderful dude…

  85. Winlade Simeon February 6, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Aburo, you are a great writer. This is superb.

  86. senator February 6, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    The author of this piece is simply the best. This is the best poem I have read here.

  87. Jinuset February 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Sincerely, this poem made my day.

  88. Adeniran February 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    This is a great oeuvre

  89. Moboluwaji February 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I vote this. Poem

  90. Audrey February 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I vote this wonderful poem

  91. Tunde Special February 6, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    This is a great poem from a great writer. I love this

  92. Boknorm February 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I Vote this awe-full poem!

  93. Aremu Bewaji February 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    well done….keep it up

  94. Joshie-Ef February 8, 2018 at 6:05 am - Reply

    wonderful.
    well-done!

  95. kamar Ariyo February 8, 2018 at 6:29 am - Reply

    May your ink never stop crying ….The sky is your stepping stone.This is very lovely piece

  96. Oyewo Solomon February 8, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Good one, telling the love mentality

  97. Animashaun El-ämine February 8, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    This is a very magnificent poem! keep it up Monsieur

  98. Animashaun El-ämine February 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Très bien!

  99. Niran February 8, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Waoo….you really did a great job in constructing this poem…really love this…

  100. odukoya adeniyi February 9, 2018 at 7:29 am - Reply

    superb.. beautiful…..

  101. Ojetola Olawale February 9, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

    This is salubrious to the romantic hearts. keep it up bro.

  102. Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde February 9, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Nice work Winlade!

  103. Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu February 9, 2018 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Beautifully inked

  104. onifade oluwatobi February 9, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Nice one Winlade..may God help u bro

  105. Bisi February 9, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    This is very beautiful, the choice of words and dictions are perfect.

  106. Christiana olaniyi February 9, 2018 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    That’s awesome. keep it up

  107. Victoria February 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    lovely!

  108. Omowunmi February 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I vote this poem

  109. Omowunmi February 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I vote this poem happily.

  110. Wumite February 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I’m for this wonderful poem.

  111. Olaniran Deborah February 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    You are just the best dear. Your poem is awesome! I vote it dearly.

  112. abigailakammo@gmail.com February 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I’m wowed by your creativity. This is really great.

  113. Adewuyi hezekiah February 10, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Nice one, keep it up

  114. Darko Gloria Olamide February 10, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I’m beginning to align my heart back to love….

  115. Naankus February 10, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Beautiful poem there Winlade Israel.

  116. Abdulraheem Aishat February 10, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Very lovely isreal

  117. Mohammed sani February 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    wow…This is marvellous..

  118. Mohammed sani February 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    marvelous…

  119. Mohammed sani February 10, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    awesome….

  120. Jay February 10, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Good poem. I like it

  121. hay February 10, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    This is great poet

  122. F.K February 10, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    A great piece of love.

  123. ajadi February 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Your pen is mysteriously wonderful

  124. Adelawon February 10, 2018 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    You are hhighly creative. Good one bro.

  125. Akinwumi February 10, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My poet you are great.

  126. Haykay February 10, 2018 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Well written. I vote it.

  127. mr. Bee February 10, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I love this poet. He’s great.

  128. francis February 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Nice one.

  129. Beekolari February 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I vote this

  130. Kadiri Chris February 12, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    A display of intellect by a youngster. More speed to your wheels

  131. Adedeji mutiat February 12, 2018 at 8:04 am - Reply

    so interesting

  132. Josephine February 12, 2018 at 9:09 am - Reply

    This is awesome. Winlade Isreal keep it up

  133. Agunbiade Abosede February 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I love this. So cool. keep it up

  134. Abogunrin Omotayo February 12, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    So great, winlade

  135. Susan February 12, 2018 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Beautifully written….. Kudos to the writer, more ink to your pen

  136. Oyewo Solomon February 13, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Good composure

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