His Lover's Name was Suriva

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Love and illness. A poem that shows the ambiguity of certain emotions during affectionate situations. The poem is also a riddle...check the speaker's name.

Submitted: December 02, 2007

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Submitted: December 02, 2007



in bated breath, he squeezed her hand with soft mercy.

She trembled. He felt her trepidation

and chuckled, certain she was about to declare her pregnancy!

Her lips clenched with gray emotion.

she certainly is with child. I will be a father!

Her eyes began to melt,

and he chuckled, readying to offer his Suriva a Christmas wreath.

With ardent vacuity, Suriva knelt:

and he was choked again by her most graceful grace…

"My luv," she spoke, "I have AIDS..."

by Chidozie N. Ihebereme


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