There’s absolutely nothing that could ever really compare to the feeling of being in your arms

The safety and security 

You are my fortress, my refuge 

Like nothing in the world could ever hurt me when you’re next to me

Your warmth consumes me whole

Suffocating me with forehead and nose kisses

Giggles and that award-winning smile 

The safest place in the entire world is in the crevices of your neck 

With your beard scratching my face

And your hands wrapped around my body 


Thank you for seeing me

For holding me and wiping my tears 

Allowing me to take up space on this earth

And ask you a billion questions 

Listening to my thoughts and worries

Making me laugh like a little girl 


My baby, my lovebug, my little ray of light

You are one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced in this life 

I pray that you’ll lead a blessed life 

Achieve all of your dreams and aspirations 

You deserve the world and more, my love


Elikem’s Corner, a series of poems from our Editor-In-Chief, Elikem Thee Poet. These poems give insight to a piece of her world; her own lived experiences and the experiences of people around her.