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Pay attention when it comes

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In the ring of romantic love
There’s a new language
Symbolism with great vantage

So pay attention when it comes
At first sight
My body asks, Can I admit you in my arms?
Mould your skin to my touch
Or will I need some punch

Pay attention when it comes
That first kiss
Do I want to accept the lingering?
Of mating lips
Am I gorging your passion at my speed?
Or are we saying hello in need
To discern our way of being our merge of chi

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to his friends
Is he measuring you up?
Is she proud enough to withstand
Me publicly holding her hand?

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to her family
Mmm m m halleluya!
Before you go thinking its new year
Time for ‘ana meremeta’
You better look closer
Understand the dossier of who you’re dating

Pay attention when it comes
That first fight
Are you choking or letting out steam
Is she listening or exerting screams
And the makeup is it in team?

Pay attention when it comes
Love,
Sneaking on you like a drug
Skin to skin, you feel so snug
No warning of side effects
The we’re ONE defect

For no sista; you’re not one with anyone but the creator
And she gave you free will to detect him
In your being; so here after
Love whilst paying attention

Caroline Anande Uliwa

Featured Poem:

Fundamental lessons of Four

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If the world were well educated
They’d be no wars
As lesson namba moja,
We’re all energy
Would see the futility of cutting anyone’s evolution

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be no hunger
As lesson namba mbili
Humans here are the smartest species
Should translate least effort goes to survival

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be respect for honesty
As lesson namba tatu
Ultimate result is love
Which sees that fear is temporary, cured by anybody

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be a keen respect for spirit
As lesson namba nne
The body isn’t permanent home
This translates less mine, yours, more ours…

Education the bridge between learning and doing

This word dance isn’t meant to just be foul
Rather to let you accept where we’re at now

When it comes to knowledge, our world’s accrued it all
Yet its route its delivery we’ve destined to fall

As the fundamental lessons of four
Have yet to get inside us all

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Biography

Caroline Anande Uliwa aka Carol Anande is a 29-year-old artist residing in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

She has been a feature journalist since 2008 writing for newspapers in the country and region to include -The Express, Flare Magazine, Daily News, The Citizen, Bang Magazine & The East African. She now runs a blog on arts & culture as well spaces called MKEKA – carolanande.blogspot.co.za

Caroline Anande Uliwa

caroline_uliwa_badilisha
caroline_uliwa_badilisha

Biography

Caroline Anande Uliwa aka Carol Anande is a 29-year-old artist residing in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

She has been a feature journalist since 2008 writing for newspapers in the country and region to include -The Express, Flare Magazine, Daily News, The Citizen, Bang Magazine & The East African. She now runs a blog on arts & culture as well spaces called MKEKA – carolanande.blogspot.co.za

Pay attention when it comes

Enlarge poem

In the ring of romantic love
There’s a new language
Symbolism with great vantage

So pay attention when it comes
At first sight
My body asks, Can I admit you in my arms?
Mould your skin to my touch
Or will I need some punch

Pay attention when it comes
That first kiss
Do I want to accept the lingering?
Of mating lips
Am I gorging your passion at my speed?
Or are we saying hello in need
To discern our way of being our merge of chi

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to his friends
Is he measuring you up?
Is she proud enough to withstand
Me publicly holding her hand?

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to her family
Mmm m m halleluya!
Before you go thinking its new year
Time for ‘ana meremeta’
You better look closer
Understand the dossier of who you’re dating

Pay attention when it comes
That first fight
Are you choking or letting out steam
Is she listening or exerting screams
And the makeup is it in team?

Pay attention when it comes
Love,
Sneaking on you like a drug
Skin to skin, you feel so snug
No warning of side effects
The we’re ONE defect

For no sista; you’re not one with anyone but the creator
And she gave you free will to detect him
In your being; so here after
Love whilst paying attention

Featured Poem:

Fundamental lessons of Four

Enlarge poem

If the world were well educated
They’d be no wars
As lesson namba moja,
We’re all energy
Would see the futility of cutting anyone’s evolution

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be no hunger
As lesson namba mbili
Humans here are the smartest species
Should translate least effort goes to survival

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be respect for honesty
As lesson namba tatu
Ultimate result is love
Which sees that fear is temporary, cured by anybody

Education the bridge between learning and doing

If the world were well educated
They’d be a keen respect for spirit
As lesson namba nne
The body isn’t permanent home
This translates less mine, yours, more ours…

Education the bridge between learning and doing

This word dance isn’t meant to just be foul
Rather to let you accept where we’re at now

When it comes to knowledge, our world’s accrued it all
Yet its route its delivery we’ve destined to fall

As the fundamental lessons of four
Have yet to get inside us all

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (2)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (1)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Pay attention when it comes

Enlarge poem

In the ring of romantic love
There’s a new language
Symbolism with great vantage

So pay attention when it comes
At first sight
My body asks, Can I admit you in my arms?
Mould your skin to my touch
Or will I need some punch

Pay attention when it comes
That first kiss
Do I want to accept the lingering?
Of mating lips
Am I gorging your passion at my speed?
Or are we saying hello in need
To discern our way of being our merge of chi

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to his friends
Is he measuring you up?
Is she proud enough to withstand
Me publicly holding her hand?

Pay attention when it comes
Introduction to her family
Mmm m m halleluya!
Before you go thinking its new year
Time for ‘ana meremeta’
You better look closer
Understand the dossier of who you’re dating

Pay attention when it comes
That first fight
Are you choking or letting out steam
Is she listening or exerting screams
And the makeup is it in team?

Pay attention when it comes
Love,
Sneaking on you like a drug
Skin to skin, you feel so snug
No warning of side effects
The we’re ONE defect

For no sista; you’re not one with anyone but the creator
And she gave you free will to detect him
In your being; so here after
Love whilst paying attention

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