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…

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 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 and…

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…

Sky by Eli Oko

I think I know why he walked away We didn’t grow apart Our eyes were precisely aligned Our future was quite on time We didn’t talk ourselves out of anything We spoke loads about tomorrow But we didn’t forget about today He always whispered sweet nothings into my ears And never wanted me to change…

Poetic by Eli Oko

I’ll be honest There’s nothing poetic About the way stress manipulates every thought and feeling Causing actions to become “Out of character” For someone who was just trying to find their identity I don’t see the art in the scars they leave on their bodies I see pain and anguish They, are no calls for…

I’m Max by Eli Oko

  I watch the sunset rise And sleep in eyes I yawn and start my day I wait around for my favourite sounds And then allow the scent to lead the way There’s nothing like breakfast Like a meal to set you off Nothing like having someone Who prepares it with so much love It’s leg…

XXIII Waterfalls by Eli Oko

I was supposed to see the pretty things in life Joy abundant like waterfalls overflowing in my days I was supposed to be able to say “I love you” in more than 23 ways I had plans for this moment Like dreams I made real I knew what I was supposed to do Exactly how…

Perfect Poetry by Maya Angelou

I love having people in my life who help me to acknowledge and grow on the things I’m passionate about in life. Last night I had a 3 hour long chat with a close friend (Greta) and she shared some spoken word performances she had recently seen. I was super impressed and it reminded me…

They’re Losing ME by Eli Oko

Nobody should determine whether you are strong enough to stand or fall That is your choice If I could teleport right now, I would go to where I need be I would navigate to that area I would pinpoint that street I would stand before those doors and walk in very proud I would forget…

EÖ Presents 》Colors – The Series by Cecilie Bode

“The series is called colors, because each poem in the series is simply just about one color. Each poem is named after the color that it is written about.” I liked the idea of this simple series and loved the parallels it draws visually and emotionally. It explores colors, but deeper than that I feel…