POETRY: Yellow Ducks

POETRY: Yellow Ducks

for Nicholas.

 

You know how people say they want to dive deep in love?

I used to tell them “careful what you wish for, love is a big ocean that looks like a bath tub”

I wasn’t actually speaking to them…

I was cautioning myself, because I can’t swim.

And every time I put my feet in, I nearly kill myself.

 

You knew that the only way you could save me was by bringing the tsunami to my shell

 

Whenever I looked into your eyes I could see that same ocean…

And of course, myself in it.

I can swear by the way you hold me, you don’t mind drowning…

…as long as I am that bath tub, the one with the yellow ducks floating on it.

 

Your love is a baptism of my existence, my rebirth

 

I tell them make sure you look before you leap

Don’t let someone make you trip.

I wasn’t actually speaking to them…

I was cautioning myself, because I can’t fly either.

And every time I spread my wings, someone plucks a feather.

 

Your love is a fire, fueled by tears and comforting whispers

 

If not that you gave the tsunami my address,

I would not have come out, or known you existed.

I would have stayed and drowned still…

but in my tears.

Thank you for your beautiful jargons.

 

You are my hurricane plated halcyon

 

And whenever I start running back towards my shell,

And you tell me don’t go back to the pain.

I can swear by the way you hold me, that I don’t mind diving…

As long as you are in the same tub, the one with the yellow ducks floating on it

TGR

TGR is an ultra skinny writer who loves to eat and sings in the bathroom. She’s also a lover of dogs and the colour black

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23 Comments

  1. I can swear by the way you hold me, you don’t mind drowning…

    …as long as I am that bath tub, the one with the yellow ducks floating on it

    “Your love is a baptism of my existence, my rebirth”… Why do i so relate to this part!!!

  2. Thank you yinka, i will be alright
    Ikenna I’m glad you enjoyed it
    Mafi , the X thank you for crying in secret
    Wole I think you’re in love or you want to be
    Lenin and kola thanks alot
    Six is a big liar as always but i love you man
    Daniel I’m glad it touched you

    Go share the link with your loved ones and crushes

  3. I can’t quite find the words I’m looking for. But this is so beautiful and deep,I want to dive into it and sink to the bottom. TGR, only you can write like this. Great job

  4. Anytime I spread my wings, someone plucks a feather, *stolen* I love it dear, I do get this bad luck with Love, felt like you wrote my mind, awesome piece dear

  5. Thank you guys I appreciate
    Debby I’m happy you can relate
    Sucess keep blushing
    Meerah you’re something else
    Vemor lol you should do that

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