31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 20- BLOOD DONOR- by Oluwa Olamiposi Omoyele

Diagnosis show leukaemia,
Oops! That's a killer
How long do I have?
Or can I be cured?

No, not a cure
Just transfusion
To keep you going.

O- is my blood group
SC my genotype
Who'll be my donor?
I don't just know

That's a difficult one!
There's no match here
Find a donor please.

Up the hill
And down the vale
O- SC I chant
I need 3 pints.

Here's a match!
Please I'll give anything
Just 3 pints!

No! Not even a drop
What if the doc flops?
What 'll be my say?
Fallen like the hay?

What a mystery!
Left with my cross 
Will I cross-over soon?

"No you won't for grace"
What a calm utterance
Who is this pope?
Is this false hope?

I am no pope,
In hopelessness I am the hope
The greatest blood donor

I'm full of gratitude
To the greatest altitude
How do I repay this?
For you brought me great peace.

My blood will not only transfuse
But also heal and cure all illness
In the marrow and all systems

Who are you oh donor?
This is great honor 
Greater than imagined
For I would have died

I made it possible
My love for you is unique
My life and blood I give to you 
What shall you give in return?

Name: Oluwa Olamiposi Omoyele

Inspiration: comes from my pastime- cooking and reflecting.

Journey into poetry: started in 2013 through a Facebook friend, Moses Opara who decided to drill me. However, I didn't write anything I could tag mine till I attended Be Blessed poetry event in Ibadan the following year as a guest. Officially, I could say my journey into poetry started in 2014 after the event.

What I hope to Achieve with My Poems: With poetry, I hope to strike a balance with the challenged and others who seem to appear normal or who believe to be. I want poetry to show that every life is beautiful and life is indeed incomplete without us for we're a chunk of life, maybe just compressed because of the details we have in us which takes a deep mind to read. I want poetry show that we are the poetry of the world. Others are the drama and prose. We're there for balance.

Other Info: I'm a graduate of Laws and I prefer the solitude from nature to that of a courtroom. I'm a freelance writer and many other things I am not. I stand for the scarred. I am a human, girl, lover, learner.


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