I am a hurricane

I wish I were a star
To beam my radiance
Upon your gloom
And chase away
Your darkness.

I wish I were a sea
To hug your tired soul
And give you succour
Whenever the vehement sun
Has worn your strength away.

I wish I were a tree
Gigantic, vast and shady
Like the mighty banyan tree
Branching into poles of the divide
To shield and shelter you
From the snarls and torments
Of the vicissitudes of life.

But I am a hurricane
Which has brought you much pain
I am such a pisser
Galloping on your emotions.

Eddie Awusi is a Nigerian writer of Isoko extraction. He graduated from Delta State University, Abraka in 2007, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree In English and Literature. He believes in the universality of arts and global citizenship of the creative and imaginative artist. Read other articles by Eddie.