A Lady I Know

I know of a lady
Beautiful, she is
Great qualities, she posesses
Kind enough to even help us
As we navigate through the day
But nay
We longer respect her
Wait
Did we even have any for her to begin with?
Mayne not
Her residence?
Shells pinned on walls,
and cases stuck on our wrists
In primitive days, she was visible
Visible through the rising, and setting of the sun
Audible, she was
As the rooster helped to announce her arrival
The woman that seemed to have no rival
Is now disregarded
Even Africans have a version of her
Shame!
Isn’t she supposed to be universal?
Some compare her to money
And some say she is of the essense
But of what essence is it, I ask
If we disregard her essence?



19 thoughts on “A Lady I Know” by Ayokunle Falomo (@aryor)

  1. and that lady is T.I.M.E, good work but few typos.

    1. Nice one. I think you’re spot on with this analysis.

    2. Right on sir! Very smart Mr smartfingers, lol.

  2. I loved reading this and figuring it out. I can certainly learn to use that lady better.

    Nice work.

    1. Thank you Myne :) We all could learn to use her better….

  3. Was that supposed to be ‘mayne’ or ‘maybe’?

    Nice one. I enjoyed reading and thinking about this one.

    1. It’s certainly supposed to be maybe, lol. My bad #typo. Thanks Seun.

  4. nice one. lazy old me read the comments before trying to figure out what she was.

    1. Ahahaha, you *cheater! Just joking. Thanks for reading :)

  5. I rushed to get to the end, then I read it all over again.
    I liked it that much.

    Great job! :)

    1. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D : D: D <3 <3 <3 I like you that much for liking it that much! Thanks :)

  6. I like ladies!
    So…

    1. Ahahaha, I like ladies too, so?

  7. Nice piece, I like comparing her to money though…

    1. Time na money jare. Thanks for reading :)

  8. I have missed Ur poems bro. How skool?

    1. School is kicking my but oh, seriously. Thanks sir..I’ve missed being on here…

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