Poets’ Thursday: TO RIGHT MY WRONGS


I see your lips move

But I cannot hear a thing

I look unseeingly through you

At what used to be a beauty

And I see instead …


Such distorted ugliness

I wince

You reach out your hand

I shrink back

You want a hug

I am too broken to offer even that


I’m happy

And I’m sad

You used to leave

In your trail

Blood …

Hurt …

Pain …


You cannot do that

You cannot make me cry

Not anymore


There’s neither laughter

Nor tears

All I have got now

Is a dead weight

Numb and heavy

Enough to sink me

– and what used to pass

For tear ducts


My mistakes

I see them all in you

I hear them scream

Calling out my name

Reaching out savagely

To draw me in


I wonder

Why I still pick your calls

Why I talk to you

I do not miss you

I do not long to hear your voice

But then

I realize

That seeing you

Gives me the will

To right my wrongs


By Wolfe


15 replies added

  1. Chizzy October 15, 2015 Reply

    Nice one Wolfe.
    I guess you are talking about Domestic violence?

  2. WAW-Admin2 October 15, 2015 Reply

    Well, that could be one way of seeing it. But methinks Wolfe is talking more about Emotional abuse. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day Chizzy.

    • Chisom October 15, 2015 Reply

      I see so much in this poem. A lot of feelings, all of them deep and powerful at once that the writer is at a loss how to say it all. I’ll just wait for Walter’s review, this one should be interesting 🙂

    • Chizzy October 15, 2015 Reply

      Yes dear,
      I had to read again.

      Poetry indeed helps one to express deep feelings and emotions

      • Chisom October 15, 2015 Reply

        Oh but it sure does. Methinks Wolfe is brave; it is stone-cold bravery baring one’s deeps in this manner

        • Wolfe October 16, 2015 Reply

          Well…Chizzy, the poem was written with emotional abuse in mind. But then reading it now, I daresay it could apply to domestic violence as well as a couple of other issues.

          Then, I believe every poem carries with it a lot of feelings…the writer’s feelings.

          …n I think the beauty of poetry is the ability of the writer to create a picture so clear in the readers minds with just words.

          Finally, words are work sha.

          …n every writer is brave. 🙂

  3. Ezinma October 15, 2015 Reply

    “My mistakes…i see them all in you” That line got me. to pick the call when u do not long for the voice. i know.

    • Chisom October 15, 2015 Reply

      You know? Hmmm, Ezinma, shebi you will tell us more … sometime? 🙂

  4. Yemie October 15, 2015 Reply

    When love goes wrong and there’s a massive fall-out between the ‘once-upon-a-time’ lovers; the line between love and hate become so much more glaring that one would wonder how something so beautiful one moment, could turn real hideous; the next! Its crazy but the scenario painted here by the Poet happens ever so often! It gets real bad when one person’s taken for a ride by the other, cause feelings are not matched up and aren’t flowing both ways as they oughta! The Poet’s still trapped by the love and chained to the side of this beloved obviously, since he/she has failed to severe ties completely! Moving on can only be complete when he/she dissociates from the one who’s taken him/her for granted for so long! It wont be easy, cause some feelings are difficult to shake off! But then, once a person’s able decide that enough is enough and that they’re deserving of a better treatment, moving on should proceed gradually and smoothly! Regrets and mistakes according to sultry songstress Adele, are memories made! On the bright side, the one who was wronged is been brought up to speed what a good relationship does not entail and is better informed too! There are lessons to be learnt and taken away from all of life’s experiences!

    Lovely piece, thanks for sharing Chisom! Shalom! LOL

      • Yemie October 15, 2015 Reply

        Thank you sooo much ma Sweetness, am totally bowled over! Mwah! LOL! ❤

      • Chisom October 15, 2015 Reply

        Azzzzin ehn! She might as well have been sharing a corner in the inner recesses of Wolfe-ville. Chai!

        • Wolfe October 16, 2015 Reply

          Yemie got me speechless here. Totally on point.

          • Chisom October 17, 2015

            Hehehee … she can know how to do like that ehn!

  5. Wolfe October 16, 2015 Reply

    Abi, I’ll be looking forward to it Ezinma. 🙂

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