The Losing

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Shivers run down my spine like fingers on a dead winter’s night,

My lips frozen, skin shut tight like epileptic teeth-

Words buried, unspoken,

“Its zero degrees in here

Or am I just dreaming?

The sun is still overhead,

Why am I freezing?”


Feet can’t move,

Heart stops beating.

I watch a part of me leave.

My soul weeps at the loss of a memory.


No one in sight, empty plains,

Tears no one can wipe away stream down my soaking cheeks;

My screams are mere whispers, no more than soundless echoes,

Whispers no one can hear,

“I reach out but can’t feel a thing.”


My enemy, stuck like a brother,

The ghost keeps me awake at night, blanket to my chin,

Too frightened to fight-

“It’s dark.”


I know that word only too familiarly,

A well of torment well unleashed.

Flowing in its torrents, swiftly running currents,

I float along, log of body wood-

“I lost me in you.”

© Mfon Etuk, 2015

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6 thoughts on “The Losing

    lord Vuma said:
    June 9, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Alright I finished reading this and I noticed I lost me in you too…
    Keep it up dear! More grace to your elbow & fingers

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    eddy said:
    June 10, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Keep being the strong u dea, I’m sure you lost the better to get the best -I’m a witness! Just open ur eyes to what is in front of you! You are loved


      Dainty M responded:
      June 11, 2015 at 10:56 AM

      Thank you for your support and love sis! God bless you.


    Qurzim said:
    June 11, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    nice work dear


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