She waded in with the waves at her knees But now she, Is a thousand lies deep.
Paper Plane for Jade.
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 … Continue reading XXIII Waterfalls by Eli Oko
And I prayed that my prayer be heard. As he mentioned all the reasons I felt we should walk away He concluded that he didn't know what to say But I felt the letters form in my mouth of what we should do And as they bubbled forth I looked up to my patchy ceiling … Continue reading The 1st by Eli Oko
Do your part Help my self-esteem Support me in marriage Don't laugh at my dreams Remind me to love deeper in marriage Don't touch me so deep When my word, stop, is taken seriously Don't disguise wrong Conclude You & Me as good I am not a playing field for a game of thrones You … Continue reading In Marriage by Eli Oko
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Don't let go of me I kept repeating the words in my mind Because all I could imagine was being left alone To experience without training To have support and then none at all I didn't want to imagine noone beside me I kept my eyes focused on my destination just like you suggested But … Continue reading Learning to ride a bike by Eli Oko
Perhaps I should know how it feels to be woken up by the biggest hand I’ll ever feel whispering, “breakfast is ready” I should remember what it was like picking the chair closest to daddy, ensuring no gap resided between us as we ate ready-break on cold winter mornings I’d be silly to forget the … Continue reading Fatherless by Eli Oko