Extra > Poem – Stay with me

Posted on March 2, 2017

Image courtesy of Álvaro Canivell via flickr

A poem by Fatouma about loss

Stay with me, it’s fine we are going to be fine… SOMEONE HELP!


From the day I set my eyes on you I fell in love. You brightened my bleak, shady and gloomy world with your luminous rays of sunshine.

Your cloudy grey coloured eyes, eyes that if you looked into you would lose yourself entirely.

You were the world to me, you made me laugh when I wanted to cry, made me feel beautiful and the luckiest woman alive.

You gave me hope when I had none; you picked me up when I hit rock bottom.

Now you have left me, left me to mourn you, left me to cry myself to sleep knowing I can’t live without you.

I guess it’s true when they say true love is eternal as it goes beyond the grave.

This poem was originally featured in Haringey Unchained, a collective of students aiming to showcase the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London.

We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.




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