WHAT IS IT by Hopekins Kansiime


What is it?
This, that makes my heart go
“Boom……… Boom……….Boom……”
Like a drum thumping
Calling upon the villagers for an emergency.
What is this “booming……..”
That makes my heart jittery
To almost a fainting point
When I see you?
What is it?
This, that makes my hands go
“Shake…. Shake…..shake……..”
Like dear aged granny…
Shaking, first, the hands,
then quickly spreading like a fire to the whole body,
What is this “shaking………”
That makes me go limp
When you touch me?
What is it?
This, that makes my mind go
“Blurr….. blurr…..Blurr…..”
Like one with amnesia,
trying to recall….but all in vain.
What is this “blurring……………..”
That makes me go blank, that seals my lips
When you whisper in my ear, like a dove cooing?
Tell me ,  do you ever feel any of these?
Explain to me, my love,
What is all this mess you put me in
When you are close by?

Author: Open Mic

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