All is vanity

Image result for jewels paintingShe rips her heart out thinking it will stop the pain,
Hoping to turn cold, like ice and fails
She lets go of the one she cares about because it makes her feel insane, because all is vanity, all is vain.
Emotions play like chords on a guitar,
Feelings none but she can explain, but not with words,
Not with words,
Do not suffer her to speak, for her thoughts are confusion but her heart is sure,
So let her show you…
But, you refuse her,
You stay her hand and refuse her comfort
You shun her because your walls are high and mighty
But you do not see, for you are blind,
Blind to behold that only one bold can venture unarmed into the lion’s den,
Or one foolish…foolish with emotion because all is vanity, all is vain,
You fail to see that which you have been served on a platter of gold,
Until it rots and gathers the flies so that it must be cast out,
For all is vanity and all is vain… and even the best of meals will rot untouched
Comfort refused, silence for compassion and coldness for warmth…a punishment ill received,
A punishment that turns sweetness to venom against its will.
Those high walls…they will not keep,
There will come a warmth persistent in its craft that the irons would melt, and you will find that all is vanity,
And all is vain.

-Nemi Boyo

 

 

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I am from a diverse background and I spent the early part of my life in the bustling city of Lagos and later moved to New York. I love travelling because it opens up a whole new perspective of the world around us. I have also studied abroad in France, China, England, Brazil and briefly lived in Ghana. Because of my love for culture and the unusual, through travel I have broken down the walls of nationalism, and I have come to see myself as a world citizen. I write to dream. The art of writing makes me feel free because it is an art in which there are no limits to where my mind can go, and in this I find comfort. I have completed the first draft of my first novel and I seek to eventually publish it. Although I have never published any of my work, writing is something that has always dwelt within me, and I always hoped that one day I will be brave enough to share my work with the world. © 2015 Nemi Boyo. Unauthorized use and/duplication of the material on this site is strictly prohibited. All written work has been copyrighted. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated. Excerpts and links may be used provided that full and clear credit is given to Nemi Boyo.

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