The Lost Sheet

Author: • July 24, 2016 • Poems

crumpled paper © Sherrie Thai via flickrI found this crumpled paper,

lost under the old creaky bed

father calls home.


It is the story of pink Ice cream,

bent knees and rings–

embroidered version of how I got here.

Mother used to say tall tales

were just for short-sighted and

faint-hearted people.


Mother used to say true stories never die.

Who am I to tell the depth of a thin sheet?

Or fables in fading letters written on a blank sheet?

Who am I to retell a story already told?

I look at father for hidden answers and he says

“Who are you dear?”

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About the Author

Lind Grant-OyeyeAuthor: Lind Grant-Oyeye

Country of residence: Ireland / Canada

Nationality: Nigerian / Irish

Mother tongue : Urhobo / Ibo

Lind Grant-Oyeye was born in Nigeria.  She has visited and lived in several countries.  Her work has appeared in major literary magazines, anthologies and special poetry projects.  She is the recipient of the UHRSN human rights poetry award.

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