Kidnap Poem by Nikki Giovanni

ever been kidnapped
by a poet
if i were a poet
i’d kidnap you
put you in my phrases and meter
you to jones beach
or maybe coney island
or maybe just to my house
lyric you in lilacs
dash you in the rain
blend into the beach
to complement my see
play the lyre for you
ode you with my love song
anything to win you
wrap you in the red Black green
show you off to mama
yeah if i were a poet i’d kid
nap you


This poem was 1st introduced to me by a dear friend and has been with me since. If there is anything we should take a moment to ponder over, it’s the sheer fancy of love and loving. It can really kidnap you. Just think if we were to all get caught up in the effervescence of love, how wonderful it would be.

Also see the book,  Love Poems: Giovanni in Siri Soko.

Liza Nicole

Liza Nicole Epps is owner of Trinichi Unltd., LLC. She is a mother of 2 and lover of art, culture, and history.

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