The Floodgates












Born of saturation – a heaviness
That saddled the heart of heaven
The weight from months of toil
Of fury, erstwhile unimagined
Now yielding, by instalment
A tear here, two drops there
A pitter-patter, a rushed endeavor
The deafening applause
Unrelenting performance
Exhausted reserves?
A lull, a sweeping breeze, a hush
A look out, then I’m wonderstruck
For saturation – a fullness beyond satiety
A belch
The floodgates of heaven opened
And earth drank beyond its fill
We’re all afloat
For good or for bad

PS: this poem was inspired by Su’eddie Vershima Agema, who blogs here
Thank you sire for giving me the punch πŸ‘Š

43 responses to “The Floodgates

  1. This right here! Your poems are magical. There’s some feeling to it– it just always reads right. I love this poem, and how you aptly portrayed the incidence of a flood.

    I love your mind, and what comes from it ma’am.

    Welldone! ❀

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      • oh Zee, I love plain…I hated poetry because of its complexity and the wracking of brain to decipher it’s meaning…why do you write to communicate with people and they find it difficult to get what you say?
        and that is why I do not consider myself a poet, cos, my poems are plain and easy to understand…
        That is what I meant to say…that this poem is really good, especially, as it is plain and easy to grasp, and to feel what you want us to feel…

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  2. Love the flow of words describing the word ‘Floodgates’, and the systematic yet dramatic sequence of events leading up to the crescendo and terminating at ‘For good or bad’! I laud your efforts on this one Zee, keep it coming! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    • Na wa o! See this great ladies o! Putting greatness aside to mention me in the comment, (#blushing) … Yes, I am serious business, send in the money already! πŸ˜‰

      Zika’s rhythm is something I appreciate, truly. Then, her landing too, as noticed in this poem and appreciated by our lovely Yemie.
      Now, Yemie, don’t you think we should also celebrate you like how you are celebrating others? But walahi, this grammar doesn’t have Part 2! Choi! Everywhere we go, you Soyinkarise the comment tray with poetry that leaves me marveling. Can’t you see that if you were to put this into lines and stanzas, they can stand?

      Consider this now, a poem:


      The flow
      Systematic yet dramatic
      Sequence, events, crescendo
      For good or bad…

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      • Hehehe! See me wahala o! Sagely One, free mi biko; I no sabi book samsam! Infact sef, I no dey hia abi you see me ni?! πŸ‘ΏπŸ˜†Jokester! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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          • Gbam!!! End of story! You’ll be hearing from my attorney! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            Zee’s pieces are top-notch and aint nuttin’ predictable ’bout her writings! She’s highly prolific and versatile, and its why I refer to her as ‘Blogosphere’s Best Kept Secret’! You really wanna hang on to this beautiful soul Sagely One, I plenty guarantee you wouldn’t be disappointed! She’s Capital Deal, don’t let her fool you! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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          • Are you asking me? Do I like I have diapers on? Yemie sister mi, I sure have all the right undies and glasses on to see through this ‘Accounting’ wordsmith… She makes every word count alright!

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          • I trust that you’d see and recognize that her writing’s not one to sneeze at, nuh-uh! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            Plus, I do like the word play ‘SU’ed’! That’s just super creative and yet you say you aint witty and I say ‘Yeah, Right! πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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          • Yemz, you know we can be at this all night, abi? You confessed that laziness hugs you, and that you return its embrace yet you tempt me more with the words you pour… If I answer back… πŸ™‚

            Ah! The wittiness dey una abode o! Where my hand dey?

            Yes, we recognise. Yes, we shall not sneeze. Maybe freeze in wonder at the way you lets it all out with ease… And then, our continuous praise will pour, without cease.

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          • Bwahahaha! Tempt ehkwa?! Mbanu! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            Consider yasef released kwanu, go and sin no more! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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          • Are you punching me or feeding me knuckle? πŸ˜‰

            Bonjour Ziks! While the numbers took you away – I think – or whatever nocturnal pleasure, we had some long talk here. You know how we roll… πŸ™‚ But I am sure even in whatever zaniness, we meant every word. You are mighty welcome but thanks, for being you, and we bless the Lord for endowing in you such fast fingers that let your heart pulsate in your hands through the powerful rhythm you pour…

            May this day bring you smiles and words bless you each moment.

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          • Hahaha Yemie. See me o! This small tintini me o! My sis I beg just leave me in my small tintini place. Me kwa? Blogosphere’s best kept secret ke? πŸ˜‚Ngwanu I dey hear you πŸ˜…

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          • Na dat small gangan be the main voodoo afterall, the big Oak tree does come about from small acorn seeds! See?! You’ve absolutely no defence! Over-ruled! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

            Just plain revel in and deal with it! πŸ˜ˆπŸ˜›

            Aint no shame in that Sweetie Babes! Just ‘walk and rock it’! Uh yeah! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†

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  3. Lovely poem… I didn’t see too much to clean. I like. Even here, you have your signature rhythm. Well done on every stride dear Ziks…
    I wrote a follow-up to that commenting duel of ours, and I was waiting for your email …


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