#37. Love’s Call
Day 21. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
(Inspired by the movie ‘The other end of the line’).
A phone call across oceans and continents
I am flushed in strange feelings and sentiments
Lost in the hypnotic patterns and inflections of your voice
The rich timbre, the cadence, the tone, it drowns the outside noise
And I knew this was true love’s call, though unexpected
It came gently and yet suddenly, my life’s peace interrupted
This is not merely rapport, I am totally smitten, enraptured
I am caught up in your trance, life’s given me another chance
Hot liquid pools between my thighs, I am all aflutter in sighs
As you speak to me and paint pictures I only ever dreamed about
Your words open my world with such clarity, no room for ambiguity
I listen with curiosity, with the wonder of one re-awakened
Love came once before and it was cut short in death
And alone and cold, I have ever since mourned
For decades on end, I sat alone, here by my heath
By life and love, so heartlessly and wickedly scorned
Until I heard your soothing voice at the other end of the line
Before your call, I’d given up, content to never bloom or shine
And then you said ‘hello’ and my heart knew to follow
And I answered with all of me, to love’s beautiful call
Uprooted, floating, into your arms, I dare to leap and fall.
© ‘Kego Onyido (All rights reserved).