You know that which I want, yet you deprive me!
A miserable woman is what I have become,
with my sun taken away by you, my heart is now cloaked in the curtain of darkness.
life holds no meaning again and sadness has become my constant companion.
For the excellent writer that I am,
many have contracted me to pen down beautiful words for their loved ones.
As you know, Valentine’s bells and whistles beckon on lovers to reaffirm their affection.
This is a constant torture and pain for me,
being a writer doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want another to compose beautiful sonnets on my behalf.
Ijeoma Mbah is a budding writer with only a small scattering of published pieces. I am a graduate of philosophy, from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I am passionate about using storytelling and poetry to document the African experience. My works have appeared on Nnoko stories, Latunes website and my latest work on Kalahari review is forthcoming on May 25th 2021. I am presently working on my first novel, I live in Lagos and I enjoy eating Nigerian Jollof rice.