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Bethel Erastus, PhD

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Poetry

In The Family of Strangers

When they demand a pattern of life and individual taste differs When the collective exists as a mosaic patchwork of norms and the one is isolated Many hearts break and men suffer in silence. The sobs of the heart heave in privacy and the closet, my palace and my fortress Down the avenues of convention, …

Poetry

In Cyber Space

In Cyber Space Do not look for me online. I am not there. Do not call out for me in outer space.I cannot and will not hear you. Do not fire emails in all directions hoping to find me. They won’t get very far. Look again in your inbox. It says ‘address unknown”. Forget social …

Poetry

Killing Me Gently

Killing me Softly. The mirror on the wall confirmed the feeling. The blurry look on the face, staring back at me in defiance,  Was one with an appointment with the shifting sands. Confusion of all that tease. Retiring for the night, my thoughts for company. Stepping into the lane of memory and turbulence. Solitude in …

Poetry

Endlessly

Endlessly. The fruits of the morning call and the early dews of time The look on your face, peaceful. The many words unspoken. Your heartbeat in steady rhythm pacing. My trembling hands outstretched The hairs rise on the back of my neck as I observe the torso outstretched. Your thoughts, blatant on your calm face. …

Poetry

I hear You

I long to hear your voice early in the morning before the waking of dawn. To be re-assured by your presence and have my fears calmed. My ears await, with eagerness, the sweet softness of your tender tones. And, my spirit, summoned from the uncertainty of stasis, by the inspiration of your words. I want …

Poetry

Unchoke

With no experience of impediment, his walk without blemish, He observes with amusement, the curious steps of the man who walks with a lisp. Alas! you must forgive for unknown to him is the hernia genitalia. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ A dashing smile across her face as the dress enveloped her torso. Those feminine contours relax in proud …

Poetry

The Valley of Peace – To All The Ladies

The Valley of Peace Awake! Awake O! Daughter of Zion. Arise and shine O! Fair Damsel of the valleys Put on your robe of smile with warmth. Dress up in the royal tunic of mirth Say onto the mirror, ‘you are blessed’. And to your shadow, ‘I am a jewel’ Speak softly to your heart, …

Poetry

…Seduce Me

Come. Come close. Closer. Hover. Sit. Sit down. Slowly. Gently Sit tight. Sit warm. Warmer Lean back. Lean across. Stretch. Horizontal. Slowly. Gently. Gingerly. Softly. Whisper. Coo. Breathe…softly but, with gusto…as to ready for warmth… Blow me a kiss. Blow it into my eyes and lips. Smile. Gently. Smoothly and with…hesitation but…with…your eyes too. Hold …

Poetry

In The Company of Strangers

The touch that aroused curiosity The look that cut through the identities of life Rising from the ashes of ignorance Venturing, with a lisp, into the embrace of a disarming disrobing Purloined from the bashful secrets and cajoled by an emergent strange face with muttered whisperings Strolled, stomped, energized, silenced In my ensuing stupor, all …

Poetry

Walk Away

Do not draw near to me anymore so as to tease Do not even throw a passing glance in my direction Walk on by with the gait of a Gazelle Ignore all that we shared in the quiet moments alone. Attempt not to remember my face in a crowd of strangers Allow me the joy …