Emotional Transitions 2_D2_ Nina Fabunmi_Emotional Transitions 2_ Pen on paper_11x14_2012

When does it end……? Never

Her emotions are like daggers stabbing at her heart

She goes to sleep at night but when she shuts her  eyes, tears trickle down and she remembers it all

They chased away her suitors and killed her child

Their evil was laced with good intentions but they left her damaged

She ended up alone

A fragile heart, afraid to love

Heart filled with daggers, bleeding all over

She is alone, crying, no comfort, just painful memories

She wonders when it will all end



©Nina Fabunmi 2020


The Journey to the Top


Like a tree

I struggle to be free

High buttresses of emotions weigh me down

Like the butter colored wedding gown

I wore to begin a new life with him

That life became my strife within

It was like moving from one prison to another

Craving the love of another

Thinking that he could love me the same

But what he called love was nothing but a shame

He bullied me out of my earnings

Put to waste all my life’s yearnings

He struck me with his fist

Till I saw nothing but mist

I fell to the ground but I became a tree

Struggling to be free

My tears watered the ground

And broke the bound

I saw a light and it guided me

It showed me a way to be me

But my journey to the top is not quite done

One day, I’ll find the one

He will cut down the buttresses trying to pull me back

He will make sure I never lack

He will hold my hand and journey with me

Together, we shall be free

One day I will be dressed in white

And begin a new life with a love thats right

We shall journey to the top

And never stop

Our journey to the top

© Nina Fabunmi 2020