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A poem as a Panacea

Suicidal, reclining on a sofa
Gazing at his partner’s photo,
A handsome friend of mine I got
He was by an overwhelming love smote.

To optimize hers and his pleasure to trim
She opted suddenly to desert him.

Buddy, what weighs so heavily on your mind?
Get it off your chest a solution I may help you find!

“An attractive girl sweet-talked me into love,
She playacted as one sent from above.
But all of a sudden, before I had figured it out,
A mishap, she dropped off the map.
You see, she was ready
To flee to her secret fiancé abroad
Simultaneously, all the while grabbing
My hand to lead me along love’s road.

With her fiancé stashed in the back of her mind,
A lead to her secret I may not find
She was aware our love to a halt would soon grind
However absurd her act I might find!”

I recited to him a poem from Debebe Seifu,
Ethiopia’s famous poet,
Cognizant a well prescribed poem is an antidote
"You served me a meaningless chalice
Concocted of honey and gall, which at one shot
I gurgled down my throat.
Your fingers piano danced on me
To make me forget my pain
To lullaby me in to a sleep
Upon awakening from
My hypnosis to get myself
In the same situation again."

Reading, re-reading the poem
Laughing out loud, his anguish he soon forgot.

So make note, to normalize a mood swing
Reading poems is a nice thing.


Kiss me not mom and dad ►


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