Come stroll a calabash with me…/Man with amulet

Come stroll a calabash with me…/Man with amulet

Come stroll a calabash with me…

Come stroll a calabash with me

Come stroll a calabash with me

Come stroll a calabash with me

A calabash with me, a calabash with me

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Here I am in my shimi

Come stroll a calabash with me

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Knowing not what the future be

Come stroll a calabash with me

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I always hear controversy

Come stroll a calabash with me

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And I laugh with mirthless glee

Come stroll a calabash with me

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I watch them spray all the money

Come stroll a calabash with me

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I see them flow deep in honey

Come stroll a calabash with me

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All of us, weak and hungry

Come stroll a calabash with me

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We watch, observe and never see

Come stroll a calabash with me

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We always run and never flee

Come stroll a calabash with me

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In this very young democracy

Come stroll a calabash with me

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They utter sweet diplomacy

Come stroll a calabash with me

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In conspiracy and bribery

Come stroll a calabash with me

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When one resists their own decree

Come stroll a calabash with me

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The end of one becomes deathly

Come stroll a calabash with me

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I know not what my future be

Come stroll a calabash with me

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With my calabash and my shimi

Come stroll a calabash with me

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Who will come and stroll a calabash with me?

No one, no person, nobody

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Man with amulet


A man

Of great penetration

——

He “comes” at each droplet,

protected well by his amulet –

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An amulet that rests on his hips.

Love and desire enthunders from his lips,

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Swoons his opposite

To supplication.

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Fire at his touch

And not prone to talk much

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Fellow men, this is a man you cannot beat

For he is “The he-goat-on-heat”.

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When the pungent power grips the groin,

One naturally discards the only cloth of loin.



8 thoughts on “Come stroll a calabash with me…/Man with amulet” by Emmanuella Nduonofit (@Emmanuella-Nduonofit)

  1. Seems u got an issue with sex. It kinda makes your writing great n real. Keep it up.

  2. i like the MAN IN AMULET but i didnt really understand the other one.help me please.

  3. Emmanuella Nduonofit (@Emmanuella-Nduonofit)

    @Paul, please, please, let the poem speak for itself. Read it CAREFULLY when you have the time, and I’m sure you won’t ask for help. Happy re-perusal!

  4. First poem seems to be a reflection on Nigeria re-appraising the corrupt regimes that have squandered the nations wealth and left many in poverty. The future is bleak for the nation and no one seems to want to take the right step in the right direction and do the right thing, thus – no one will stroll a calabash with Nigeria

    The second poem – the amulet is basically the penis. The poem focuses on the intimidating nature of the penis – its meant to thrust, when it becomes erect, it defiles decency, it has a life of its own. You can never stop it from standing forth

    1. @Afronuts, wow, are you NUTS??? :) What made you think that the amulet is the penis??? This man just wore an amulet. I think amulets are worn by village priests or so. True, anyone? Is it like a trinket worn round the waist? How did that become a penis? Look at this poem closely again, @Afronuts.

      1. Madam, I don’t blame the dude oh. I ‘re-looked’ he poem and I understood how he came by his submission. If you sef ‘re-look’ your post, you should get his main thrust (pun unintended) lol

  5. Come stroll a calabash with me…just wonder how you came up with that phrase..Enjoyed the first more than the second..the meaning was enshrouded in thin layers that I enjoyed peeling off… Well done Emmanuella

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