Posted in Poetry

Heed my need and hide your truth

by Noel Ihebuzor


Hold me strong

So that I vibrate

Hard non-stop

You the same,

but sad I watch your eyes speak

thoughts of another


The facts your

eyes sing differ from mine

the smooth truths

tumbling from

your lips are covers that hide

the truths in your soul


Facts and truths

exist, truths unfurl

change with time

children of

perspectives, emotions and

needs seeking strong stoke


Trying to experiment with Shadorma as a form  – but this is a disaster! Critics, the singer and not the song, or should it be the other way round?


Development and policy analyst with a strong interest in the arts and inclusive social change. Dabbles occasionally into poetry and literary criticism!

10 thoughts on “Heed my need and hide your truth

    1. I love the tenderness in here, the passion, and the sadness. Well done, with very few strokes of the brush. Actually, well done is a little weak–I should call it what it is–masterful writing!


  1. Hi Noel,
    It’s great – and you tripled it!
    I saw it on Twitter yesterday so I liked it then, but just calling by to leave you a proper comment, and I have to agree with what the others are saying. This is very moving – especially the first two stanzas, they are really strong.
    Great, Noel! 🙂


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