Monday, 18 May 2009

A Shoutout...


I see bright shades

It is the color of the rainbow

The shades of a great Summer’s day

The colour of snow-capped mountains

I hear the rhythm of the rain as it

Merges with the earth

I taste

The brightness of Sunflowers

The whiteness of the lilies

It’s the smile that lingers after a phonecall

It’s the tickled thoughts

The laughter

The indulgence of escapades shared

I hear the falsetto

The melodies and joyous sounds

Of scandals told

I can taste the bitter sweet memories

Of losing

Of winning

The threats of pressing ‘end call’

Of laughing at ourselves
The taste of words, Caught in an angle of song.

The joys of friendship!

Its been a while since I've written such improtu pieces so forgive me...this was all 10 minutes work..

55 comments:

Danny BaGucci said...

The whiteness of the lilies, the smile that lingers after a phone call, the tickled tohugts... the indulgence of escapades......

err... something you want to share? lol.. nice

ShonaVixen said...

@Danny - LOL...just a shoutout to my friend!!(bribery to get information..i got my write on!)

Funms-the rebirth said...

was just thinking of sending u a message today....been a while... how r u?
you came up with this in 10mins????wow!!!! great

Just...Toluwa said...

i got teary reading this (dnt ask y)...really nice!

bob-ij said...

NOt bad! This is nice. And friendship is like this...wonderful! Shout out to my blogville friends.

x!

pink-satin said...

interesting picture!!

Omo Oba said...

threats of pressin "end call" - ok, girl, spill!

Omo Oba said...

oh yea, only 10 mins? thats wassup! blogville has got nothing on u, u got ur "write on," thats for sure. nooice.

ScoopsNija said...

You're a genius Shona. This is ace! But I sense something deeper here...spill!

Jayla. said...

ahhhh this friend is a MAN.

I see bright shades

It’s the smile that lingers after a phonecall..... of sweet nothings


It's a beautiful poem

Qube The Wordsmith said...

Shona don't lie dis is MAN inspired....

ShonaVixen said...

@Funms - Hey darling!! Yup its been a while right??Slap on the wrist for me..hows Houston?Definitely will be coming over there sometime!
Ooooh thank you, yup its 10minutes work and no editing, just me flowing..

@Just Toluwa - I'll take it as a compliment how touching this post was and it brought tears to your eyes...gosh m about to get big-headed here, so let me stop!!

@Bob - Lj - thank you doll!!

@Pink Satin - there is a subliminal message to the rabbits..LOL!!

@Omo Oba - I've had 3 people this weekend threatening to hang up on me!! and yes they are my friends...sigh...i think i need new friends!!

@Scoops - From you girl every time i feel humbled!! And you'd be the first to know if there was anything to spill..u know that!!

@Jayla - my sister-in-law!! i so wish it was sweet nothings...nope, more like me being denied interesting information!!!

ShonaVixen said...

@Qube - Didn't they ever tell you that u don't say to your elders they are lying??? This about no man o...on the real, this is me flowing in 10minutes..my man-inspired post you will all no doubt no about it!!TRUST..lol...

K said...

*snaps over here* Very good babe, esp since its free flow and no editing..its a skill ma..a skill.

p.s loving the play list as per usual!! Lynden David hall...awwww dude passed away didn't he?

Tigeress said...

for 10mins work- thats really good. I like! :) yeh, to friendship!

ShonaVixen said...

@K - why thank you ma!! When its improtu I avoid the edits and just get the writing on...and am so sceptical of the work too..but heey thank you!!
Girl, I have driving my grandma and sis insane at home coz I've got this Lynden David Hall thing and I've got his Medicine for My Pain cd and I play it EVERYDAY...genius..may he definitely rest in peace!And the song ' Do Angels Cry' makes me so sad and yet I love it!!

@Tigeress - Thanks hon!!You're a great friend xxx

Anonymous said...

Can I just say it was worth mentioning the piece being done in 10minutes.Altho my absolute opinion is that time itself is not relative to how much of an ace this is.Not many would manage such genius even on a weeks' timescale,editing et all.

Well done Shona,some friends u have hey!!!!!

One Naija Dude said...

Closet poet? Or have I just being late to the party?

ShonaVixen said...

@Anonymous - Why thank you very much!! Hmmm...m guessing its.....LOL!!!

@OneNaijaDude - LOL..yeah I am a closet poet I guess, m always wary of my 'poetry'..so you definitely not for the party @ all!!

Bibi said...

*sigh* friendship. I have been feeling a bit melancholic lately, so I feel this. Nice one.

Kemberly said...

Awwww Shona! I loved this! Friendship is a beautiful thing my dear. I love the way you write. As I read your words, I see the pictures come to life!

~Sirius~ said...

Nice shout......

Pssst..Who is this friend?


Do tell............Please!!!

Rita said...

This sounds like the writing of someone in love *blush*
Did you say 10 mins? This is like something that has been burning in the heart of someone who has known true friendship...and now I feel like calling all my gfriends...

ShonaVixen said...

@Sirius - This friend is all those who call me their friend and I call them my friend!!Inspired by one or two but meant for the selected few!!

@Rita - I'll definitely go with the latter - I have known true friendship and I have the wierdest, funniest, stylish, fabulous, suave, debonair, daper, smartest, et more kinda friends!!
BTW I always think being 'in love' is used in vain...when I am y'all shall know trust..actually even when I'm in LUST..I'll write a Von Gogh like masterpiece!!

ShonaVixen said...

@Bibi - Thanks girl!!

@Kemberly - Thank you...you just don't know how this came about and how i felt it was raw and not ripe enough...so your comments are truly making me smile!! And yes friends are the greatest!!

jhazmyn said...

aww, i like....nice one for a 10min doodling..ur good

wordmerchant said...

aww shona this is way too good!! you are a poetress!! love this piece. Made me smile for sure

JoanPeck said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful. Loving the poem, Shona!

Afrobabe said...

hmmmmm me thinks you need to do some more 10 minute works so we can get rich quick...

it was lovely, reminds me of spring...not summer but spring...fresh flowers with rain drops on them, the sun shy but peeping through,happy voices

ShonaVixen said...

@Wordmerchant - Awww girl, I don't know if i can take the title of 'poetress' just yet..but you're one of my lingering smiles..xx!!

@JoanPeck - You have just made my day!!I mean coming from a seasoned writer m more than smiling!!Wooow...thank you! I guess I need to start believing in my writing ability!!

@Afro - Thank you girl..funny enough I too had spring in mind!!Tamara said the same thing to me too..ok then from today henceforth its a money making venture!!And yess, I'll mention you in my acknowledgements..t

ShonaVixen said...

@jhazmyn - oddily enough all my 'poetry' are work done in 10mins or less..i just let it flow!!

Trybes said...

Nice..didnt know you were into poems too...

Anonymous said...

This is the work of the talented and gifted. Your words mirror your emotions. You're a great friend and do finish up that masterpiece, they just don't know do they??I'm still wowed by this, 10minutes?? what if you got an hour?You can write up my wedding vows, she doesnt have to know!I'll pay you..lol

ShonaVixen said...

@Trybes - Yup I am..kinda like listening to it and dabble with the writing of it all! But yeah, poetry's my thing!

@Anonymous - All that flattering because you want a ghost-writer for the vows!! How much ££££s we talking about here though??..lol..thanks though

Angel said...

10 mins work but beautiful!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

This brought a smile to my face. Thanks so very much for sharing, sweetie!

ShonaVixen said...

@Angel - thank you very much hon!!

@MamaBomboy! - I'm glad i made some-one smile today!!

Robyn said...

i swear i still read this blog
its Blogger
they nolonger update my blogroll

babajidesalu said...

It sure does not read like a '10 min' poem.

You know what, I call it gift.

Well done and God bless.

ShonaVixen said...

@Robyn - I sure hope you have been reading dude!! Blogger is hating on me then....sigh...

@Babajidesalu - Thank you very much!!

Oyin said...

yea...now thats a friend


laughter
joy
friendship
memories
.....just pure fun

LusciousRon said...

The joys of Friendship.

wordsmith said...

:)
pretty.

Chi-Chi said...

very nice for a 10 min timing!

*Diane* said...

Great poem, i'm a little jealous...its really, nice :-)

Mocha said...

Reads very familiar...
Very very nice..esp for such impromptu work..

Btw; I've corrected the link but to save you the trouble of going all the way back?
its - www.nnamdee.wordpress.com

Thanks so much for stopping by
Mocha x

Writefreak said...

I thought I left a comment when I came by yesterday...only I went and left it on Kemi penelope's blog..lol..old age is catching up on me..lol...
So I'm gonna say nice post...you reminded me of my friend(s)..
When shall we catch up on yahoo again? Was good chatting the other day- *winks*

ShonaVixen said...

@Oyin - yup, beautiful friendship!!

@LusciousRon - friends are hugs from God!!

@Wordsmith - thank you hon!!

@Chi-Chi - thanking very mucho!!

@Diane - thanks hon...please don't let the lil green monster take over!!

@Mocha - thank u hon and link is noted!!

@Writefreak - Girl, it was nice chatting with you too and also giving me something to read...m getting my write on now!! Thnks hon xxx

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I really like this bit:
"I hear the falsetto/The melodies and joyous sounds/Of scandals told"
Great stuff babes...

What Nigerian Women deal with. said...

lol. interesting words and yet very interesting picture.

Tairebabs said...

the smile that lingers after a phonecall....now that i can so relate to. awww Shona, very nicely written.

ShonaVixen said...

@NDQ - thank you very much hon!!

@WNWDW - Thank you very much!! The picture has a subliminal message for a friend ..lol..& also has some quotes on it but its barely visible!

@Tairebabs - Why thank you so much hon and once more I love ur Bloggers Tribute..kinda jealous i didnt think of it..lol!!

wordmerchant said...

i am a lingering smile!!!! awwwww..baby girl i am honoured xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ShonaVixen said...

@Wordmerchant - Of course u are girl..never laughed so much as i did this last weekend!!xxxxxx

Ms. T said...

Cute poem, i like it

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