Soldiers of Affection
After numerous battles of unfitted rings
Courage and discipline like the buffalo soldiers,
Let me be your only soldier of affection
To unravel all previous ambush with passion
As long as you maintain me like your garment to wear.
Paint my face with ash telling me you care
Attention I pay, your dark brown hair
Smooth clear brow, merry eyes internally stay alive,
On battlefield you remain my bee in an enclose hive.
All weather for you I rest on thorny reeds
Dreaming in pains protecting your perfect pictures:
Your past romance is an exploding bomb
Fast… fast… fast… no matter how long I’ll defuse the bomb
Ready to watch or stop me an entire year.
By Onyeche Vincent Onyeka