I Am Not Me by Eli Oko

I am not I. I do not watch girls drift off into night skies With sirens and screeching tyres Debauched dirty men pointing to invisible friends And scattered screams of celebration I remember walking alone between tall buildings I recall the sensation of cold cement floors I hated the glare of city lights on shop windows…

“Written Today, Heard Tomorrow” Extract by Eli Oko

  • hands • We are the hands clasped tight The palms open wide We are the veins pumping The words flowing through them We are the distilled emotions As if fingers running through a tangeled skull Untwisting knots in thoughts that are dull We are the hands That carried weight When even your heart…

Undone by Eli Oko (Collab with Alex Undone)

Is this what being an adult feels like? Where shall we start? The goal to be on a billboard Driven by my success, black and white in papers But rainbow effects in my heart This mission is more than an external goal, It is empowered by what is within Make your inner person great, be…

Rose Gold Petals by Eli Oko

You are like rose gold petals you fall on to grounds of milk you grow wings and fly into skies of candy floss you are the edibles we write about you are the fresh pastures we farm you keep the forests blooming you need nothing but water and sunlight you are the reason why we keep…

To My Silent Readers

Dear Silent Readers, I am sorry I am calling you out, I am sorry there is no more hiding my frustration I can not control these words from my mouth.  I feel you silently build me up, you grow me with your tranquil waters, however lately I have been experiencing the stormy weathers with downpours and…

Great Talk by Eli Oko

Please excuse these tears They do not reflect my inner most feelings As deep and desperate they may seem Inside I am jumping for joy Because my concern has always been your happieness Your happiness has always been my thought And my thought and has always been you Not in the way every person may wish…

Guidelines by Eli Oko

Not everything must stay in its guidelines you can watch truth spill over the edges Lies filling the gaps of love Willing to break free or at least break revealing true colours To be put back into the cage it came in We are a generation of unboxing Love that grows on trees Branches that snap…

Like Origami by Eli Oko

Fold me like origami I am a prepackaged square Bend my surface and create lines that will forever define my shape Make me into something beautiful As my curves begin to form Like jagged edges of swords Let the war between my art, fight Let it roar as if a lion This beast of a…

So Now I Can by Eli Oko

Inhale As my past feels stretched out like it’s smothering my face I lay on my back Spine curving into the surface Each limb connected as numb as my heart Pulsing to the sounds I hear As the blood rushes through my veins I like the pink reflexion my complexion consumes I’ve barely moved a…

XXIII Parts by Eli Oko

Now I’m left to live with everything new to me Or will they drown, die off and return to dust These body parts that are supernumerary. Your love brought on changes I never expected to fashion These extras I had to learn to cope with These parts I had to fathom 23 to be exact…

I am the plant by Eli Oko

He said he found inspiration in the words I wrote He said he was glad he had found Such talent between my temple He said he had always wished for creative connectivity Never expected to gain it Attain it And now left to maintain it He forgets to water my creativity Like a house plant…