ON ANOTHER BIRTHDAY (A Poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

(for Sephaa Charles-Ayede…and for this day, Ngodoo…)



We are twins differed by the breath of light years…
yes, you the little rascal clipping off her hair at intervals.
I go to my mind’s trove bringing up your worth—
noting pictures painted on my mindscape
of memories long tucked away, those kept safe…

I’ve heard them trample your worth in human terms
but who dares compare your essence?
Your entry to these plain brought rainbows
that kept us strong in the midst of great storms
a promise of hope that transformed our lives.
I celebrate your inching step to age and a catching up with me
that might never be
in the twirling years that greys me more as it advances your worth…
As you kiss years I have romanced,

I ask that the times be more merciful on you,
that love cuddle you close
each moment bloom like the cliché rosesef yanga
that you learn from its prick
and hold to its scent…

On this new year, dear, smile to Janus.

sefa abr


30 thoughts on “ON ANOTHER BIRTHDAY (A Poem) by Su’eddie Vershima Agema

  1. Wow! If the words of this piece of poetry that I find really endearing and beautifully composed can mighty appeal to me, the celebrant for whom these words were churned up must be so darn serenaded to the point of bursting several moves, and blushing up several storms! LMAO!

    You’ve got a way with words Sir! ‘Mindscape’?! That’s new! I like it! Great piece! LOL


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