My muse is the great Hausa warrior, Aminatu.
The defiant Ethiopian empress, Amanirenas.
A woman with an undefiable spirit like Yaa
My muse is as beautiful as Queen Nefertiti,
gleams with Cleopatra’s sex appeal- depicted
by Maya Angelou in the poem,
My muse is a soulful jazz song.
Smooth rhythmic dance between the piano,
bass and drums.
Versatile horn squirting sweet note melodies.
Cool headed sax moaning with pleasure.
My muse is artistic.
Creative, subtle and dramatic.
A dalliance between the paint brush and canvas.
As beautiful as Vincent van Gogh’s, “Starry night”.
Distinct and epic as Michelangelo’s ceiling mural
on the Sistine chapel.
My muse emblazons humanity and love.
Proclaims truth in undertone-
Preaches against hate and bigotry.
Wears the scars of the afflicted and
Carries the pain and burdens of every
mother- and the worry and distress of
My muse is a beacon of hope for the
aggrieved, exploited and segregated.
My muse is intelligent.
His knowledge is as vast as the sea.
His ethereal body embodies all history
Stimulates my vintage thoughts with mind
His baritone voice puts me at ease….
He flows smoothly like sand in an hour glass.
Disrupts my monotony with his mental
proclamation of love.
Shifts my focus and feeds my soul.
My muse is King.
A hopeless romantic whispering warm
loving endearments in my ears in the middle
of the day.
The dripping sensual conversations wrapped
in pillow talk.
The respect tattooed on his mahogany hue.
The love embroidered in his heart.
The beauty reflecting outwardly from his soul.
He wears the cloak of chivalry and speaks to
my heart in rhyme.
Cadence keeping with time- as our hearts
beat to a synchronized beat.
My muse is spontaneous: can be a whisper
or a yell.
It can be as peaceful as nature- eloquence is
encrypted in my mind’s silent expression.
My muse also weeps on paper as i write
my pain- metaphors scream out of context,
adjectives are exploited.
My muse is as hopeful and promising as dusk,
and as mischievous and unpredictable as dawn.
My muse seduces me with beautiful inspiration.
Educates me, enlightens me.
Broadens my mind- helps me see the world for
what it is.