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That Day, I Fell In Love – A poem by Victor Akhere

I fell in love

THAT DAY, I FELL IN LOVE

I fell in love on that day.

A delightful day in the waiting room,

This winsome lass led me

Into a world of wishful thinking, where

Beggars have begun to buy rides.

What a sweet smile she wore!

The cadence of her voice caressed my ears,

The same way a west wind

Glides over the green grasses in an open field.

I felt her pain of a prickly needle,

And the sprouting seed of love in my soul.

 

 

About the Poet

Victor Akhere is a medical student of the University of Benin. He was once long listed among the Best 85 students for the Nigerian Students’ Poetry Prize. He writes poems during his leisure.

 

 

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