A poem….. and an unusual source of inspiration..

Good Naija Girl posted a poem about (I think) some dudes’ overbloated impression of the effect they have on women folk….Fortunately or unfortunately, I fell headlong into the trap…. Some background: My eminently royal ‘wowo’ness was strolling ‘jejely’ on the road yesterday o, when my eyes locked with some snazzy babe across the road.. Evidently she was as suprised as me, cos the books she was carrying slipped from her grasp…. Like all peeps ‘hounded’ by an overactive imagination, I went ahead to invent a different scenario in my head, that had me being a super cool, unsettling influence..I even gave her a name…. Enjoy…

For Chloe…
Across the road our eyes did meet,
That sweltering, sun splashed day in March.
Did time stand still on Bloomsbury street
As I stepped out of Thistle’s arch?

I don’t know how it made you feel,
I know I felt like time stood still.
My palms went wet, heart beat increased
As though I’d just run up a hill.

You spilled your books, splashed them about,
Your regal pose seemed to all but melt.
A cold sweat seemed to drape your brow,
But did you feel what I just felt?

I rushed across the street to help,
‘I would have none of it’ you said.
A hammer blow never more keenly felt,
I straightened up to let you be.

Your knees seemed weak, your hands they shook,
As you straightened up from the dirt,
Your eyes, they danced, you gave me that look,
Or was I just imagining things?

42 thoughts on “A poem….. and an unusual source of inspiration..

  1. niceeee…of course the look was imagined.when u have a crush, every flick of eyebrows seems like its telling u something 🙂

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  2. @Cappuccinebaby.. LOL.. Thx..@Ochuko/Kafo/fantasy queen — At least I can invent my own side of the story aight? Anyways this is my side of the story and I'm sticking with it..LOL

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  3. Aww..unusual source of inspiration indeed..me likes!But on the real tho, why did her books come tumbling down the moment ur eyes met? U must have had SOME effect on her 😉 ..lol..LMAO @ afro

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  4. Growing up people felt that if you stare at them while they are eating they tend to spill their food. There's something in the power of a stare. Were you staring?

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  5. dnt u hate it when u cant just simply know wat the other person is thinking or feeling before u stick ur foot in your mouth?oh wells, thats wat its all abt. dnt ask me wat cos i dnt know..lol!

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  6. @Afrobabe — Really????Now I know who my detractors are o!@Buttercup — Correct. I know say you go yarn well……@Confessions —- I'm sure the incongruousness of juxtaposing the A***wo word and RustGeek is self evident…@Ochuko — My bad — Noted.. Thx@Dabizniz — No o… I didn't stare, the real part of the exchange lasted barely 30 seconds.. The rest is the result of a hyperactive imagination!@BSNC — In my mind it was that sublime mix of coy and engaging….@Tigress…. LOL.. THE Look!@Just Toluwa — If only we were all clairvoyant, this guy girl thing would be a lot easier!@Rose — No o.. Just an imaginary crush…Your emoticon is now visible.. U didn't leave a space between the ellipsis ad the start of the emotion@Telekinesys — Thanks…..@funms-the rebirth — Maybe, maybe not… Time will tell won't it?

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  7. Aww, poor girl. She could't handle the devastingly piercing gaze (abi stare) of DB!I am often clumsy in front of superhot guys…possibly a reason I avoid them like the plague.I like the poem's structure and commend your word use, as it brings me back to the Regency romances I used to devour.

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  8. LMAOOOO. Too funny, I wonder why she dropped her books. Na so you 'worwor' reach? :-p (Na you tok am o, not me).Abeg I hope I don't run into your fine self while I'm making a Starbucks run. LOL

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  9. Inspiration ke!!Look DB,you are making it impossible to catch up with you……lol!!!Love da poem,what more stunts do you have up your sleeves???

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  10. @GNG — LOL……Don't we all get flustered around truly spectacular people? Thanks….@Original Mgbeke –Maybe o……Hmmm.. I would like to see yr own reaction…LOL@Kemi — WOW Thansk..@Farida — R u sure? Wish I had any stunts up my sleeves…. Fixed the posting issues @ yrs yet?@Poeticallytinted — Now I know who my beefers are o….LOL@EStella — WOW .. Thanks for stopping by…

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  11. awww, and i actually read it (i have to congratulate myself whenever i read a poetic post)are u sure its just an overactive imagination or…..?

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  12. @bumight — lol….. guess congratulations are in order too….. Yup.. its an overactive imagination —– norrin more….. the actual exchange couldn't have lasted more than 30 secs — and I don't have a phone number for the subject so I can't croon in it in my Backstreet Boys immitation voice to the subject's hearing……..

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  13. hahahaha…..man, I cant remember when last I heard the word "wowo"Danny, could she have been surprised at your wowoness? was that what made her skip a beat? I liked your imagination jare

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  14. hmmmmmmmmmmmmwas it I?Yes o DB is so hottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttOh my gosh its almost 1am and I am exhausted! I will be BACK.

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  15. Still trying to but I just realized that I had changed ma blog's header without notifyn you guys….how impolite..Nways,spesh's world is still ma very own contribution to blogville.

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  16. nice. quite picturefull! (for lack of the proper word!) didnt know u cld get all poetic.PS: I ned help with this wordpress, dont understand my blog!!!

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