Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Future

More than any other, I am inspired by geriatric love… years old love… decades old love. I love love that takes time to build. I love love that understands every frown, every smile…that comfortable and comforting love. I love love that admits that there are temptations but none of them worth it. I love love that comes from sleeping next to the same person for so long it becomes second nature. I love love that can’t imagine an alternative. I love love that finds pleasure in cuddling up with hot chocolate on the sofa watching game shows. I love love that finds beauty in a saggy boob and a wobbly knee. I love love that endures. I am so in love with this sort of love that I wrote My Future almost three years ago. My then housemate Japanese Kita sent it in without my knowledge… and it got published in my school newspaper.


In your eyes I see my future

One filled with promise, love and laughter
A long road that may be filled with ups and downs, but leading to a beautiful place

One of hearts coming together in affection
proclaiming a brighter tomorrow

A future not guided by the past but learning from and avoiding its mistakes

A blanket that drives away loneliness and heartache, leaving in its wake a lifelong spell of joy

Eyes lit up with inner warmth and souls licked by flames of desire

Caught up in the fever of a disease that I never want to be cured of

Channeling ancient artists as I seek colors beautiful enough to express the wonder of you

A future that feels like sitting on a rainbow surrounded by clouds of happiness

A dream that I never want to wake up from

A future where I live and learn and grow to love you more with each passing day

Building a home with you in my heart with foundations so solid that even death can’t knock it down

A love that prevails in the worst of circumstances

A love so sacred it spills into all the special parts of my being and warms me on the coldest nights

A future in which sorrow and darkness are only names to me because I walk in the sunshine of your love and I’m protected by its ever- present glow.

A future where you’re still beautiful to me after decades of waking up to your smile.

In your eyes I see my future.


35 comments:

In my head and around me said...

Awwww........

Confused Naija Girl said...

wow ! you impress me every time Overwhelmed. Great writing!!! thanks for your comments on my blog babe!

linda ikeji said...

This touches my soul.kisses!

SET said...

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU HAVE TO THINK HIGHLY OF YOURSELF FOR YOU AMAZING ENOUGH TO DESERVE THE BEST.

Emily said...

Amazing stuff babes...very very beautiful!

Orientatednaijababe said...

I pray you find someone that will make u feel that way...

sweet and nicely written post

Nigerican said...

hi sweety, i just wanted to say hey and i'm alive.I'm gonna go read all the posts i've missed out on.

Waffarian said...

Beautiful! What inspired you to write this? saw an old couple the other day, walking hand in hand, supporting each other the best they could. I stopped in my tracks, captured the beauty of the moment and tried to imagine myself, with the love of my life......the picture is firmly imprinted in my mind.

Surviving with Truth said...

hmm, so who was this post about? whose eyes do you see your future in?
;)

Nyemoni said...

Nice, nice, nice girl..

Oro said...

This is simply beautiful!!!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@In my head and around me: I agree… awwww

@Confused Naija Girl: Thanks mami… I hope you’re finally back now cos I was coming on your blog begging you to come back like say I be your blog boyfriend oh… I’ve missed you sha.. hope you’re good… I’ll be by there soon to say hi

@Linda Ikeji: hey mami… how you doing? I’m glad you like it… cos I just love old people in love… you know.. people with a history… I absolutely love your blog by the way… you get betta gist

@Set: Thanks angel… glad you like it… I agree… others see the best in us when we see the best in ourselves

@Emily: Thanks gorgeous… how you doing today my Canadian sister?

@Orientatednaijababe: I think everybody deserves something that makes them feel that way… someone they can grow old with and still find sexy… I just find it so adorable

@Nigerican: ok oh cos me I was just about the send out a missing persons alert as I no never see you tay.. I hope you’re sha enjoying the weather and taking it easy… no kill awon boys with your sexy self this summer oh… lol

Jade said...

overwhelmed, this is sooooooooooooo nice! i am so touched.

Can i read it as my vows to my fiance on our wedding day? - don't worry you'll be duly recognized. LOL

Seriously though it captures all my feelings for 4-2-2-4. Kisses.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Waffarian: Thanks mami… honestly it wasn’t inspired by anybody in particular… I’m just a big fan of old love… I mean even last week I was going somewhere and I saw this old couple(they must’ve been in their late 70s… just helping each other with their walkers… talking and smiling and I was like damn… who knows they’ve probably been together for like 50 years or something… and they still have things to do and say to each other… that’s beautiful… and inspiring to me. I just love it…

@Surviving with Truth: it wasn’t about anybody… I found it on my computer… actually wrote it almost 3 years ago… because I was inspired by an old couple in love… so I just sort of wrote it from their perspective cos love with history is just beautiful to me. I think my housemate read it from my computer once and sent it in the my school newspaper… and only told me after it got published… I felt really proud of it… (just wanted to share really). Don’t see my future in anybodys eyes really… it’s not about any of that…

@Nyemoni: thanks mami… how you doing?

@Oro: thanks darling… I appreciate

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Jade: Awww… that is so touching… oh feel free to use it… I wish you goodluck on your wedding(although I’ve heard that sometimes planning one can be a pain in the ***)… thanks for stopping by

omohemi Benson said...

Beautiful piece,
Strong words,
Like to use them as wedding vows.

temmy tayo said...

I love this so much.Any copyright law on this? Make i copy to MR O!

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@omohemi Benson: Thanks angel… awww… you’re such a sweetheart… coming from you female William Shakespeare… it means a lot oh

@temmytayo: awww… thanks mami… lol… you fit copy kosi problem… glad you like it… mr. O self… how him dey?

zaiprincesa said...

babe, this is tres' lovely...emm, can i plagiarism bits and pieces for my future vows???....*smiles*

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@zaiprincesa: thanks mami.. I’m glad you like it… lmao@plagiarism… kosi problem… just remember to make me your chief blog bridesmaid… I already have the underwear I’m going to wear for that special day.. lol.

Naijilted said...

Old couples enduring everlasting love warms my heart too !

omohemi Benson said...

Me?
Female gini?
I just dey grow o!
Thanks for the compliment.

Nilla said...

I love it! It's very sweet!!

Missy how have you been?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Poetic Justice said...

As always, beautiful and tear jerking!

Simply Gorgeous said...

Are you referring to your jehovah witness? Just curious (smile)....

~Mimi~ said...

:) this is the kind of love I love (and have...well at least for 4 years so far..and the road still leads on)

i understand the whole chocolate-snuggling thing ...i love seeing old couples sit next to each other on a bench in the park and not speak that much...makes me feel life is good.

nice poem.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Najilted: it’s a beautiful thing isn’t it

@Omohemi Benson: Abeg no deny jare… you know you rock!!!

@Nilla: thanks mami…. I’ve been good.. how bout you… I noticed you haven’t been online as much lately… hope everything is everything with you

@Poetic Justice: oh my gosh I noticed a wedding dress as your new profile picture… you got married already? Congrats dear.. ive been trying to go on your blog from before but it says its private now… could you please invite me… my email is overwhelmednaijababe@gmail.com. I’m glad you like the poem(if it can be called one)

@Simply Gorgeous: hey babe… no I wasn’t referring to him… I wrote this a long time ago… It wasn’t inspired by anyone I know… just beautiful love that I saw…

@MImI: awww… 4 years… congrats mami… wish you the best and many more years in that love… you deserve the best mami… thanks angel.. I’m glad you like it

Anonymous said...

D.O.G SAID....
GREAT AS USUAL
KEEP IT UP

Confessions of a moody crab said...

Beautiful write-up babe! How have you been? Thanx for dropping by.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Anonymous: thanks

@Confessions: Thanks angel… I’ve been good… I’m just chilling oh eating Canadian cabin biscuit… does it get any better?lol… I’ve missed you sweetie… after 6 full months abi na 10 self… you’re finally back… I want to hear all the gist oh!

nameless.poetical. said...

i love love that puts a smile on your face,
that places you on cloud nine when you're in the darkest place,
the height of fulfilment,
realities of wishful thinking,
satisfaction of a longing achieved,
a life bouy for the soul when you start to sink.

i love love that has your back, burns a hole in your heart with its warmth and emotion,
that lifts you up, at the same time holds you firmly to the ground,
drives you crazy but keeps you sane and sound.

i love love like sunshyn coming down from up above. i love love, plain and simple, i love love.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@namelesspoetical:your words are absolutely beautiful... i can actually see what you're saying... i dont remember ever seeing you on my blog before or coming on yours either... but i'll definitely drop by cos i like what i read already(anyone who writes like that is 'blog-ok' with me)

Daddy's Girl said...

Powerful stuff... nothing to add, you've said it beautifully.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

@Daddy’s Girl: awww thanks mami… but abeg update your blog oh I need more longinus gist abeg…

walex88 said...

This is awesome.Is a law of that powerful word "LOVE".