Break your own heart

Hello, check out the amazing spoken word piece performed live on Sunday, 18th of March, 2018.

There comes a time when you need to break your own heart temporarily to prevent  a different kind of hurt.


You can read the words here:

What do you do when you already know it’s fire and it’ll burn you without mercy?
But you also know the burning will take some time.
That there’ ll first be the sweetest sensation ever; with fingers fanned with cool breeze and heart bleeding ice-cream and balloons…
And maybe, just maybe, the fire will never burn. It’ll continually caress you and put you to sleep as sound as an infant cradled against his mother’s chest.
They probably lied.
Trying to stop you from enjoying the best time of your life.
It’s not fire.
They lied.
They want to stop you from pleasure
They lied.

The stranger. He’s too beautiful to mean harm
Yet your heart bleeds and carries an unexplained burden with every smile.
You blush.
Beautiful daughter of eve, taking a second look and then another and then another…

Wondering what it’ll feel like to flirt a little and maybe just a little more and then a little more.

And then a slight brushing of the fingers and a light kiss on the cheek and then the ear and then the neck and a brief staring into the eyes and a holding of the waist…

What do you do when the idea of “fire becomes a deep longing, intoxicating the very sense out of your head?

This is what you do:

Break your own heart;

Walk away.


Victory Osarumwense

Popularly called Victory Osas is a Financial Analyst by day and a creative storyteller with every breath she takes. She is the kind of person who would take the window sit in a car just to look at the people walking by. She says that people are walking stories and often finds a way to wrap ordinary moments that people would overlook to her works.

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