"Bookish" by Mfena Ortswen - Second Place - Angela Poetry Magazine
Angela Poetry Magazine Contests
This website
©
Kirk Ramdath
and specified artists.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Angela Poetry Contest
Previous   <<<    All Poems    >>>   Next
Previous   <<<    Angela Poetry Contest    >>>   Next
Published April 4, 2018
Previous   <<<    All Poems    >>>   Next
Previous   <<<    Angela Poetry Contest    >>>   Next

PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
Receive an advertisement-free letter containing the First Place poem, in print, mailed out two
weeks prior to the poem being published online. Price includes postage to all possible locations on
earth. Read complete details on the
Subscribe page. All subscriptions for next issue only.
The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest Subscription  - next issue only - $5 CAD
Angela Poetry Contest Subscription - next issue only - $5 CAD
Advertisement
About
Contests &
Submissions
Main Page
Subscriptions
CATEGORIES
Angela Poetry
Contest Winners
All Poems
Monthly Lighthearted
Contest Winners
The Monthly Lighthearted Poetry Contest Subscription  - 12 issues - $50 CAD
Get the Official Print Version -- See Information Below
Angela Poetry Magazine - angelapoetrymagazine.com

Second Place: Angela Poetry Contest #1

Bookish

by Mfena Ortswen
(Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria)

Bookish

by Mfena Ortswen

It is like you to ignite me
Fan the flame in my head
You pursue and won't let me be
Even when I lie to rest on my bed
The silence is maddening
I yearn for your voice once more
To hear the ocean turning
On my mind's distant shore
Without thought, only action
I take up the book again
Within a second's fraction
I'm living in this world you've made
I read, perceive
Drawn in by colours only I can see
I watch and listen with rapt attention
Filling my heart with utmost glee
I sail on waters of unending passion
Where the waves toss heavenwards
I scream
When it falls with a thump
I whoop! And sigh
It's a ride like no other
It's a journey of wonder
I slowly sail into the sun
A contented smile on my face
The end of my book adventure


Biography
My name is Mfena Ortswen. I'm from Nigeria. I'm currently a student of
Benue State University, studying Law. I began writing at a young age and
I've always loved to tell stories as far as I can remember. So it's always a
joy to pen down something.
Get the Official Print Version
Receive the Official Print Version of "Bookish" by
Mfena Ortswen, in a letter sent via standard post. Price
includes postage to all possible locations on Earth. Delivery
times vary by location.
$5 CAD
$4.50 USD
£3.45 GBP
€3.75 EUR