(Photo of Samuel Junior Irusota)
LETTER TO MY LOVER
Dear miss, I miss you
Like the morning dew. I love you.
I wish I could write my wrongs right,
Hold you tight
& Cuddle you at night.
I wish I could be by your side,
Hold your hands.
Hug you to the moon
& Walk by your side.
I want to give you the world,
The universe at your feet.
Take you to places you always dreamt to go.
Include me in all the thoughts you think
& all the sweet dreams that you see.
DonÕt forget me in your sleep,
With you I always want to be.
Take me along to all those places in your dreams
Wherever you go.
I wonÕt leave you
Even for a moment,
Is what I always
Want you to know.
If loving you is a crime,
Then I will be found guilty
Of the same offence a million times,
Like an accused convicted for the offence of murder.
If loving you was a healing pill,
I'll be ready to swallow you as long as I get cured of my ailment
If loving you was a wrestling match,
I'll defeat my fellow wrestlers in order to win your heart.
If loving you was suicide,
I'll be ready to hang my head with a noose just to be by your side
If loving you was you,
I'll be loving you every day to the moon,
Because I hope to see you soon.
Blow me kisses tonight
Let's make love under the light
Sing me songs to the sky,
I will be your ride or die
when are you coming,
is it tonight or in the Morning?
Don't keep me waiting,
I hope to see you this evening.
ALL FOR YOU - A DUET POEM
AUTHORS: SAMUEL JUNIOR IRUSOTA ( NIGERIA ) AND LUCIE SARGENT ( ENGLAND )
I want to write poems on your skin with my lips,
Hold you close & squeeze your hips.
I see sunlight dance with sparkle-shimmered kiss.
Calling us to bliss.
I want to write poems with kisses on your face,
Caressing & cuddling you in blissful grace.
Heaven can reach down with tender arms.
Loving embrace held safe from harm.
For you, I want to write poems on the softness of your skin,
Devouring you & make you my queen.
Worlds are made in quiet, falling dream.
Shadows hide the moments unseen.
I want to write poems all for you,
Loving you to the moon & running away with you.
I KEEP SEEING MY BROTHER IN MY DREAMS
In the cold of the Night
A boy bends over another boy,
Holds him close ,
kiss him to sleep,
And callÕs it salvation.
It is the way he finds pleasure
To him a Boy's Body is a map to Heaven
On it he searches for God .
He says : you can't stop a man
from loving another man
I swear !
I do not know how I got here
I do not know why I keep seeing my brother in my dreams.
They say we are queer men
But I do not mind!
I do not know
How I found love in the body of a boy.
© Samuel Junior Irusota
BIO: SAMUEL JUNIOR IRUSOTA is a multiple award winning Nigerian Poet, author and lawyer. He is the author of a Boy's Body Is War. He is also the author of two chapbooks entitled the day God died and innocent murderers. He won the Wakaso Poetry Contest in March 2020. He won the Best Marketing Poet of the Goodluck Osama Ogbeide Poetry Contest ( BMPC ) in May 2020. He won the Clash of Pens Poetry Contest in 2019. He was a joint Winner of the Poets in Nigeria Food Poetry Contest in 2018. He was Shortlisted for the Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize in 2019 and the ZI Prize for Literature in 2019. He was Shortlisted for the Poetically Written Prose Contest in 2018 and the Nigerian students Poetry Prize in 2018. His works have appeared in Merak magazine, Journal Nine, Trouvaille Review, Tush magazine, Praxis magazine, inverse Journal, Indian periodical and else where. He believes that poetry is a tool with which we can change the world. He writes from Edo State Nigeria.