Written by Awokunle Toyin Sheriff
Trust not the trust!
As credence SEEMS promising?
To the core and psyche of might…
Wish. Muse. Aroma. Touch.
On the trek!
Where swear tears fears to pairs?
With commode et credenza-seem promises…
Seen. Felt. Spelt. Keen.
On the voyage!
Of which red beam
musics no caveat but freedom…
Sent. Bent. Dent. Meant.
On a thrust of…!
Where promise is…?
And swears are the…
To… for… of… by…
Promises and swears of the darkness!
seems to be illuminated?
by dark and blind bloke…
Obdurate aide mémoire!
Of trusts and swears?
seems darkly lit and…
of never, ever and forever?
found shivering by the fevered river…
Promises of kings and queen!
kings and queen like rocks
Surfing horny morning-must!
seemingly, of great loving lust?
all not found yet but loving lost…
Dubaic life cagely monumented!
like pyramids of Egypt
and the lies of flies; documented…
Checking those portraits for better!
a language of ease together?
a tribe of grade point defender and…
Alas, ever seems ever ever!
but never, here is never never?
and shivering head feverish with fever…
Alone now, I am, solely
New contributor Awokunle’s poem showcases intrigue and wonder like we’ve never had before here on Inkblots. Themed around betrayal, Busted Trust was submitted to us and really caught our eye. Perhaps it’s the striking words used throughout the poem to display the poet’s abandonment, or maybe it’s the overall sense of adventure. Try reading Nigerian-born Awokunle’s poem aloud, too, we guarantee it will tingle on your tongue, so make sure you soak it in. As a published poet and a firm believer in the power of the pen to express the mind, you may have seen Awokunle’s name across a variety of online magazines. If you enjoyed his poetry, please consider leaving a like or comment below.
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