My Lockdown Story – Conrad Opene

by Conrad Opene

A Lockdown Story

By: Conrad Opene


Hanging from a pole while my eyes turn

The thought of falling seize my mind as I sway round and around

The sensation I offer makes me happy

My eyes begin to water mixing with sweats from my face

The strong ones never seem to be needy

Who gifts one what they possess

Who says one possesses

Sugar and Salt battle for dominance in a chilled glass of water

Nobody desires this conversation

Nobody talks when there’s nothing to say

Holding firm on the pole while stroking my body upwards and downwards

Smiling back at my enthusiastic spectators

They would keep me for ultimate pleasure

Until I am dropped after culmination

A Note From Eden: Dear Conrad,
I could end this note here already. Because the phrase “Dear Conrad” is in depths. The depths of the value you are to the world. The depths of how should let nothing tell you less. The depths of so many unwrapped gifts within you. The depths of the brilliance you should allow shine more. The depths of the brightness you carry. And the depths of how priceless you remain. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.


Much love!!

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Jenifer Amadi May 27, 2020 - 9:38 pm

“Sugar and Salt battle for dominance in a chilled glass of water”. I love it!

Sarah Writes May 27, 2020 - 9:59 pm

Deep messages conveyed. This is here is poetry. So lovely

Sheila Roy May 27, 2020 - 10:14 pm

The flow,so crisp. And the connection between the beginning and the end part is so beautiful! The words so beautiful it almost didn’t see like a supposed sad poem anymore. How lovely

Femi May 28, 2020 - 9:30 am


Jide May 28, 2020 - 9:47 am

“nobody talks when there’s nothing to say”🔥🔥

Pearl May 28, 2020 - 10:06 am

I can feel every word here. So beautiful

Dollah May 28, 2020 - 3:27 pm

Nice format bro!

Valour May 28, 2020 - 6:51 pm

This is beautiful,deep and creative. Weldon.
Looking forward to more.

Sir Charles May 28, 2020 - 8:08 pm

You guys are making me love poetry here. This is beautiful

Magdalene Koyenasa May 28, 2020 - 8:11 pm

Yea, I feel the words of this poetry “who gifts one what they possess” Great ! Bravo!!!

Eric May 28, 2020 - 8:52 pm



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