Poetry Reading – Collaboration with Desiri

Desiri and i 2Welcome back to “Love Don’t Fear” stories and collaborations 😊

“I saw her smile” is a story of a girl who keeps searching for love in all the wrong places. I have shared this poem before, but I’m super happy to present you with Desiri Okobia’s rendition of it. Desiri (aka Miss Dee) is the author of “Diaries of a Visionary” and an English Literature teacher. Currently, she is preparing to launch her new book – a wonderful novella I can’t wait to read. In the meantime, however, please enjoy “I saw her smile” as well as Miss Dee’s powerful delivery.

A while ago, I’ve had an encounter with a lady on social media (I don’t know her personally), but she had read the poem and started messaging me about it. She told me: “If you don’t remove this piece from print – I will sue!” She accused me of thoroughly researching her private life to share it through my writings…

Whaaaat?!

Well…

To some extent, this tale may indeed be “hers” – not because I knew about her experiences, but because it is timeless and universal, while the principles it bears are gender-less… Truly, this poem is about (and for) all the girls and women, in all the corners of the world, who ever felt like they needed to be in romantic relationships (bad or good) before they could be whole.

Having said that, I asked Desiri why she picked “I saw her smile” – she told me she simply liked the story. So, even if you’re not “a girl who never smiles”, I believe that you’ll enjoy the narrative within the poem. As always, you’ll find drama and pain and all that stuff here, but ultimately it is a one woman’s journey from darkness to light.

FYI, “I saw her smile” can be found in my recent Poetry Collection “Love Don’t Fear”, so please go ahead and pick it up on Amazon if you like what you hear.

Please enjoy the YouTube video below and let me know your thoughts.

Just don’t sue – I haven’t been spying on you 😊

Do Lend Me Your Ears

“Do Lend Me Your Ears” is an exciting result of loving stories & living life i.e. dealing with fears, successes, failures & whatever challenges life throws our way. This collection of poems & short stories is designed to entertain & empower. It is available on Amazon now.

The book’s ‘tales’ often begin amid life’s conflicts & complicated relationships with oneself, God & men. They will, however, take you on a quest to unexpected resolutions & positive transformations. It is a book of emotionally charged poetry taking the reader on an intense & colorful journey from hate to love, from hopelessness to hope & from pain to satisfaction. To some extent, this collection is a lyrical analysis of the human condition singled out by introspective & therapeutic qualities.

“Do Lend Me Your Ears” is a thought-provoking ensemble influenced by life, death, faith & its lack. This book will satisfy your emotions & intellect if you take the time to read between the lines.

Enjoy & be inspired by this fantastic book, or let it be your gift to another story or poetry lover.

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Warrior Princesses

She is the judge, yes, she is the judge

The judge who inspires me…

She is a kind, fair & human judge

She has the strengths that I need…

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She is the singer, yes, she is the singer

The singer who inspires me…

She is so tall and so full of soul…

Quite a few things she has helped me see

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She is the mum, yes, she is the mum

The mum who inspires me…

She did her best & tried to live right

I pray she grows to believe…

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She is the granny, yes, she is the granny

The great-grandma who inspires me

She is so fine – she is just like wine

She travels the world like she’s 29

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She is the girl, yes, she is the girl

The girl who inspires me…

She is so gifted. She just needs to grow

The whole world is waiting to see…

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About a Girl who Never Smiles

Dama (2)

There is a girl who never smiles…

Her skin is flawless and her lips are smooth

Oh yes, there is always a man by her side

He seems to adore her, she remains aloof…

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This man worships her and her flawless skin

And he loves to love her dependence on him

Yet, although a master in the art of enticement

There is still no rest for her tired soul….

She needs a lot more than she can get from a boy…

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So she drinks his life just to fill herself

Yet, the more she takes the emptier she gets

So now she provokes him to use and abuse her

filling up her emptiness with drama and pain…

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She becomes a woman, a lover of sorrow –

A slave of wrong touch, a slave of wrong words

Soon, she disregards the way she was made

and begins to swing from a boy to a girl…

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They call her a man eater and a femme fatale

She becomes unconscious from all of her lies…

She reaches the place where even her face

No longer hides failure of her mother Eve…

Where her own mind starts tormenting her

Yelling “Your blood might be positive…!”

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Desperate for answers she gives drops of it away

Then, she waits for a piece of paper to decide her fate

Now, she prays a little prayer – a prayer of tears…

Negative! The paper says. In and out, she breathes…

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She is ready… to be one with a man of her own…

She is ready now to be with him, and to let him go…

Although her desire is still shy and silent

It is heard and is granted by the Most, Most High

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They are drawn to each other

She becomes His wife…

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To her, he is not a cushion, nor a fashion statement

To him, she is not a toy, nor a sexy girlfriend

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They are made from the same and true spiritual soil

She belongs to him… He’s the One for her soul

And He is her husband, and she is his wife

She may look like same old her, but… I saw her smile.

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For More Poetry like this please see my book ‘Do Lend Me Your Ears’ Here 🙂