A seething cauldron in his chambers,
Two forces at war,
Sex and salvation at loggerheads,
The former with an unrelenting pull,
The latter striving to permeate evenly,
Married to one,
In tumultuous affair with another,
Head over heels in love with one,
She looks like an Arabian princess,
Adorned with a crown of mirrors,
Reflecting an enchanting light around,
Jealousy and hatred,
Strive and envy,
Make two conspire,
Bring two lovers at war with a third.
Thompson I. Emate is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His keen interest in creative writing particularly prose and poetry has seen him spend most of his leisure time writing these two. He has his poems, “Foot Soldier” and “Lilies”, published in a youth magazine. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.