questions by Oppong Clifford Benjamin

does the love stay inside
when two lovers shut door?
where does the love go?

what happens to the blue
when night rules the sky?

i’m asking myself questions
about what made you stay
when you met him

did you find pieces of you in me
but the whole in him?

am i alive?
are you?
haven’t we forgotten
how we lived?
falling and rising through days,
making life seem easy.
this emptiness in my heart
looks like death in the
romantic books
in which contents say
to be alive is to love somebody
but we’re gone too soon.

©2018 Oppong Clifford Benjamin


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Oppong Clifford Benjamin is a civil engineer by profession and award-winning poet. His poems have appeared in KWEE magazine in Liberia, the Portor Portor (an anthology which featured six contemporary poets and six established poets across the world), Brittle paper, WRR, Ghana Writes Literary Journal, the UK poetry library. In 2013, WRR poetry in Nigeria honoured Clifford as the Ghana Poet of the year. Clifford has read his poems in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Russia. He has authored a collection of short stories titled The Virgin Mother and other short stories, published by Forte Publishing house in Monrovia, Liberia.


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