Precious ~the noun.

Yes, ‘precious’ is an adjective. It describes a thing, person or place. But every once in an eternity, you get to meet a person who manifests this intangible thing, a person who enters your life with a strange audacity. Fears and habits that bad experiences have scarred you with, this person just shows up and gets them to comply, like stubborn primary school kids obedient from the promise of P.E.

I wrote this for those who have such a person in their lives and those hoping to meet them. Do not settle for less. Don’t just go with him because you think he might be the last page of a book you don’t even know half of! Don’t just commit to her because ‘every hole is a hole’. You should let the size of your dream determine the quality of the person you settle with. And when your dream is big enough, you realize that you cant but hold up for a certain kind of precious. Enjoy.

 

Precious ~the noun.

I haven’t written a poem for you in a while

And it’s not due to a lack of inspiration

You bring plenty of that

It’s the difficulty to contain

The raging bliss that comes with you.

 *     *     *

You are the announcement and the good news

You are the electricity and the fuse

You are the aroma and the satisfaction

You are the feeling and the conviction.

 *     *     *

My heart  strolls till you come to mind

Then it sprints like its an Olympics final.

I’m all collected till I hear your voice

Then it’s like getting Swahili and French to rhyme.

 *     *     *

I’d tell you you’re the wele on my waakye

But that’s just too cliché.

You’re the kind of response a genius hears

And only manages a “touché”.

 *     *     *

Enough with the grammar enough with the vibes

Enough with the antics and the literary device

Feel the tremble of unbridled emotions

Lost for words, see me stutter.

 *     *     *

You’re the fitting explanation

for mysterious departures and necessary exes.

You are precious darling, and that’s not a description

You are precious ~the noun.

Ben Anyan (c) May, 2015.

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19 Comments

  1. Elise said:

    Eish…. <3 <3

    May 6, 2015
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  2. Nina said:

    With each line, the smile on my face kept growing till my face split into a huge grin …..then I stopped to pray all this for my beloved!! God bless you Ben, u know what your writing does for me

    May 5, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Awwwwww, I join my faith to that prayer sef. I suspect he makes this seem like an understatement, no?

      May 8, 2015
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  3. Keni said:

    Eish, Bra Ben dat! 😉

    May 5, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Ooo gyae saah. lol

      May 8, 2015
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  4. Maame said:

    Precioso…! Good to be back!

    May 3, 2015
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  5. Josephine said:

    You are never short of amazing, Ben. Nice one.

    May 2, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Ooo staallpit Jay, you’re just too kind #sillygrin

      May 4, 2015
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  6. Baaba said:

    Wow. In definitely stealing your piece when I meet my precious-the noun

    May 2, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      It’d be a shame if you didnt Baab’s. I’m sure this will do for him just fine 🙂

      May 4, 2015
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  7. Rammy said:

    you shd let the size of your dream determine d quality of the person u settle wif…..medaase

    May 2, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      C’est true, non?

      May 4, 2015
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  8. Emefa said:

    ♥♥♥♥!!

    May 2, 2015
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  9. Naa said:
    May 1, 2015
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  10. dromo said:

    Lovely piece

    May 1, 2015
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  11. Barbielove said:

    Great piece as usual. Benjamin you are good

    May 1, 2015
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  12. Kwame Ntiri said:

    Dang! On a somewhat unrelated note I was like “what, it’s May already?” Great poem Benjee. Waxing lyrical 😉

    May 1, 2015
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    • BenJ said:

      Charle I know o. May’s crept up like some petty thief bi. It’s shocking ~the noun. lol

      May 1, 2015
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