Cursed love

Elixir, the begetter of a merchant’s fortune

Music of love, an expired tune

Whisky, the comforter of a broken heart

While memories spurn to depart


Actions are slow and quiet

Thoughts unable to kick the bucket

Roses wither alongside smile

A sweet virtue, cursed and defiled

Emmanuel Akor

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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1 Response to Cursed love

  1. mscharlies says:

    Wow! My thanks to whoever dropped by WordBowlbyMsCharlieS and introduced me to this powerful voice. I look forward to diving into the other poets in this journal!

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