Slayed by a Muse
Once upon a heart beating oxygen rich lines
Valves of words and arteries of rhymes
A muse hit the source, it beat too fast
Flooded veins in shock
They got no weather forecast!
Once upon a girl dancing to a broken song
Steps of yawns, her moves all wrong
A trip to Musedale was too much fun
Drank the whole pub
See how far gone she is!
Gushing streams of crimson lyrical richness
Fight to be unleashed in clots of definite dizziness
Sudden letting turns to pooling bytes
All valves are broken;
What an eloquent way to die!
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went off the grid
To pet a rampant boner
Jack came first and spilled his spunk
Then Jill came, trembling after.
Awaken from a Comma,
As someone shouted: “His Colon is on fire!”
Saved by a timely Exclamation!
Now he’s gotta live with a Semicolon;
Punched by Punctuation Mark
Who thought he could win an Apostrophe for the move
‘Twas pretty stupid, Period.
The hypocrisy of a Hyphen
Joining two unmarried words
In pseudo-matrimony; don’t Quote me
But I’d say, “There’s a big Question Mark there.” Wouldn’t you?
What a bunch of Special Characters!
Yemi Adesanya is the author of Musings of a Tangled Tongue, now available on Amazon (Kindle and Paperback), Lulu, and Okada Books. In her other life, she disguises as an accountant and risk manager, in Lagos, Nigeria, where she lives with her husband and children. These poems were taken from the book, with the permission of the author. More of her poems can be found here.