Love Songs | A Poem

I swear I couldn’t possibly give my heart to anyone because even if I had one to give, I’d take it back at gunpoint.

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I’d break you in
Half. I would
I won’t blink
I won’t care
My feelings
Are no where.

Cold like Neptune
I’ll hand you my
Heart with my lips
Then I’ll take it
Back at gun point.
I never once
Said it was yours

What made you think
It was yours?

I don’t romance, but
If you’d like
My gun can sing you
Love songs.


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Michelle BarlondSmith
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Soon | A Poem

This is about a girl with a damsel-in-distress complex, she seeks a hero so she self destructs just to be saved. She like most of us forget that the only person or thing that can truly save us is in the mirror.

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Often, I self destruct
Just to hold your attention
Knowing you’ll save me
Before it’s too late
It’s too soon
To be too late
I don’t mind the wait

I can wait the wait
I can starve with grace
I can run from fate
You can be my hero
I’ll be your mistake
Darling, I self destruct
Hoping you’ll save me
Before it’s too late
Soon it will be too late
Sleeping with a heavy heart
I can’t bear the weight


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Russ Mills
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She’s Gone | A Poem

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She doesn’t like the quiet
Especially when it lingers
She wants to leave last
Move fast
Like planets when they spin

Blink one time and she’s gone
She found love one time
But it’s gone
She only ever sleeps
At dawn
And she never sleeps
Alone
Aways high up
She lights up
Breath in
Breath out
She goes
She’s gone


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image: by Unknown
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Blindspot | A Poem

Blindspot (n)

– an area or subject in which a person lacks understanding or impartiality.

This is inspired by and dedicated to every girl who doesn’t see or understand the scale of her own beauty. Send it to them as a reminder.

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You were always shy
Hiding under false lashes
You with your bold lips
Sharp tongue
And sharp cat eye
You seem to have
A blindspot
For your beauty inside
And how it translates
To that dimpled smile

Don’t run from your reflection
Stay a while
By the riverside
You with your flower crown
Blending with the wonders
Like you were drawn on a canvas


© Eshe Kente 2017
Image by Tabitha Brown
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Later | A Poem

This is inspired by those who are afraid to love or be loved. Those who claim to live in the now but seem to leave all that’s real and meaningful for later. Is that you? Because it might just be me.

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Hold me raw
Need me now
Love me later
You have soul
Deep it goes
Bare it later

I’m the one
Feel me now
Tell me later
And I don’t like
To miss you
See me later

Perfect but
Only on paper
I can’t cherish
All what you are
Save you for
                   later.


 © Eshe Kente 2017
Image: Artist Unknown
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