Black Boy Review

A Poem Written By God (by Sen Ihenyen)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

I long to write a poem on the walls of your heart,
that whenever your heart beats,
you will feel the throbs of my love,
steaming beyond the flames of February fourteen.

But whenever my eyes fall on yours,
Your eyes gleaming on my mobile wallpaper,
Heightened hills of ignited imaginations
break into dust, waterfalls of brimming
emotions lean to a slithering drop,

Because what I see before me
Is a work of poetry,
of art, of nature, of perfection, of
immortality –
my muse is too bemused to mould your being
with the clay of human hands, the mortality
of human desires, of human
imperfections.

The word of God has become flesh in you,
Would you dwell inside my heart so true,
For I now long to write on your lips with a
kiss,
You’re a poem written by God in bliss.

( Senator Ihenyen is a notable Nigerian poet. “A Poem Written By God” is selected from “Stranger in the Mirror of My Life & Other Pieces”, a forthcoming collection of poems.)

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