31 Days of Poetry - Day 9 - UNTITLED - by Bliss

(... HER POEM ...)

I was the grass
that bore the brunt
of duels
between two elephants

I was ignored
and my dreams
trampled upon

I believed in lies;
my heart became
synonymous with pain

I was a joke,
subject of no seriousness,
equal to a custard pie

I was abandoned
and left to wither,
but I thrived!

My heads didn't bother
about the borders
I burdened myself with

But today I say no!

No to the lies I told myself,
that the scars are old
and memories buried

I refuse to lie that it doesn't hurt
to see footprints of war
all over my dreams

Regret is not a path
For my mind to tread
The antidote for my future
Is not war with my present

I am grass, but
these droplets aren't dew
They are teardrops
from a broken root
That I sprung from.


EGC:  Your Real Name & Stage Name 
Bliss Oyindamola Akinyemi / MiCi

EGC:  Discipline/What You Do
BLISS: Mass Communication

EGC:  Other Creative Art Forms You Practice 
BLISS: I write short stories too.

EGC:   What Made You Go Into Poetry 
BLISS: I didn't start with poetry, I started by writing the things I had no one to tell as songs and over time it all boiled down to poetry.

EGC:  Kind Of Poems You Write/Perform
BLISS: I write the kind of poems that come to me; they could be about anything, hardly about love though.

EGC:  People Who Inspire You In Poetry 
BLISS: A whole lot of people do.

EGC:  What You Hope To Achieve With Poetry 
BLISS:  To see people find solace in between the lines of my words would be great.

EGC:  Your First Time At Be Blessed 
BLISS:  Season eight. October 2014.

EGC:  How Many Times You Came To Be Blessed 
BLISS:  That time till the premiere of Full Proof in October 2016.

EGC:  Poets You'd Like To See At Next Be Blessed 
BLISS:  I can't list them

EGC:  Most Memorable Edition Of Be Blessed And Why
BLISS:  Being on the EGC /Order team made all editions memorable.

EGC:  What You Missed About Be Blessed 
BLISS:  I miss the outdoor scenery. People get distracted but I miss all that beauty.

EGC:  What You Like About EGC
 BLISS: The previous team of people I used to work with. 


  1. Indeed we are the grass. Regardless of what life throws at us and the shoes that trample us again and again, we thrive! This is an awesome read. Well done!


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