I had a desire.

Deeper than the deepest ocean.

Higher than the highest mountain.

So high, so deep, it makes me ache.

I had a desire,

So near, yet so far.

So far, yet so near.

I groan all day long.

I had a desire.

I slept and dreamt my desire.

The cock crowed at dawn.

And my desire was gone.

Vanities of a vanity dreamer.

I had a desire.

I don’t want what I have.

I want what I see.

I see what I want.

Years back, I stood by my desire .

A lady from the land of the rocks.

“What do you desire” she asked?

Courage departed from me.

I became short of words.

But tall with ambition.

Then a bird whispered to me.

Thou art sick of love.

Thine eyes betrayeth thee.

Hope deferred is the reason.

Pour out thine heart to her.

Fulfilled desire is a tree of life.

So I left the harbour of hope.

Embraced the counsel of wisdom

Emptied my heart to my desired.

Aye, aye said she.

Twenty and four years after.

My desire, my beloved, my best she is.

And I, a man that sleeps with a smile.

The Eternal one has been gracious to me.


I wrote this poem to commemorate 24years of marriage. God has been good to my Wife and I. Thanks also to all family and friends who have been a blessing to us all these years.

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Princess Ada · June 5, 2018 at 5:14 am

Wow! So lovely! I connect to this story.
I do have a desire, a desire so strong.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 5:54 am

    May God grant your hearts desire in Jesus name Glorified. Amp

      Princess Ada · June 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm


        Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm


Keji · June 5, 2018 at 6:19 am

Oh my goodness. Thanks love. Happy Anniversary to us.. It’s been God all the way. The lady from the land of the rocks has love for you as solid as a rock.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Haha yes o😍😍😍😍

Kay · June 5, 2018 at 7:03 am

Awwww! 😍
Congratulations 🎊 Mummie and daddy. Wishing you sweeter years ahead in Jesus name amen πŸ™

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Amen O. Thanks Katman

Obehioye Okoroafor · June 5, 2018 at 7:45 am

Congratulations to the lovers. Happy anniversary.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Ob5 . Thanks. All correct

Melody · June 5, 2018 at 8:03 am

Congratulations! I wish you more melodious romantic years.
Beautiful heart desire granted.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks ma Tsunamee. Desire grantedπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

FUNMI AJALA · June 5, 2018 at 8:29 am

Happy anniversary may God continue to keep you both.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Amen. Thanks Eminene

Tunde Akinseye · June 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

Lovely poem. Happy wedding anniversary daddy and mummy. The poem is romantic.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks jare Propheto

Emmanuel · June 5, 2018 at 10:54 am

I love the poem. .Happy anniversary daddy and mummy. .Thanks for being a blessing to me..may you both live long to enjoy the fruit of your labour in good health, wealth, happiness. ..Amen

David Olaseinde · June 5, 2018 at 11:06 am

What a love(ly) poem! There must be some blushing.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Correct talk David. Thanks man

Regina · June 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

That desire will continue to grow from Glory to Glory in Jesus glorified name, happy anniversary to daddy and mummy.

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Amen. Thanks so much Sis Reg

Tebu Titilayo · June 5, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Nice poem, congratulations on your wedding anniversary

    Ovyay · June 5, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks Jemimah

Isaac Udoma · June 7, 2018 at 5:49 am

Very inspiring!!!! I have such desire too..Let me say that , you are such a good poet….Again Happy wedding Anniversary… Your Marital Joy will continue to over flow…You are graciously Flavoured

    Ovyay · June 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Yes O Isaac, I understand that desire and it shall come to pass by God’s help in Jesus name Glorified. Amen. Thanks for such a gracious comment

Benedicta Saroh · June 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm

I so love this
Happy anniversary my darlings GOD bless and keep you both

    Ovyay · June 8, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Amen o. Thanks Benee

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