So a few days ago, the amazing @NerdyChique and I decided (well, I decided really, and roped her in against her will) that we would try our hands at Haiku. I’ve been trying whatever possible to get rid of this inability to write *shrugs* … Anyways, we weren’t so sure about the rules, but we knew it’s meant to be a 3 line poem. It turns out that we weren’t getting it right at all, and what we were doing was simply Micro Poetry. But well, good things often come from mistakes. We chose random things to write on and she was very good as usual. With her permission, I decided to share with you.
NerdyChique: Peeking through the hole/ Awakening the semi-comatose/ Proudly eliminating competition.
Panda: Opening my eyes to reality/Banishing the darkness to nonexistence/Giving me a sense of clarity.
NerdyChique: Constant reminder of what I had/ How you changed my world/ Like fresh sheets from the dryer.
Panda: In the cool of the morning/I make my way beneath/Blindly feeling my way to you
NerdyChique: Blindly holding on / Seemingly stupid to believe at all/ My oasis exists in this desert.
Panda: Taking flesh from my doubts/Giving my fears a way out/A way away from the pessimism
NerdyChique: Watching her writhe in pain/ joy and tears at once/ my precious twin angels are here.
Panda: Little feet conquer the concrete/Superman pata and five naira sweets/Grazed elbows and OMO adverts.
NerdyChique: My tour guide in this maze/ I’m blind without you, you see/ I have no eyes, you see.
Panda: Ingesting the sounds of silence/The bliss that could be/Give them a chance to rest
NerdyChique: Your eyes are the anchor/ Stopping my ship at your dock/ Leading me to experience you.
Panda: North and south poles pull/The drag of my unwilling soul/I do not want to need you
NerdyChique: Fingers intertwined, we stand. Together/ I chose you guys, each of you/ My adopted family.
Panda: Closer than those birthed from one womb/Hold my hair while I throw up/Together we can grow up.
So that’s it. Anyone think I have a future in MicroPoetry? Opinions are always welcome.