Something like the Nile

Something like the Nile

Away to the sea of drought

Water down to my soul

For I thirst

Oh mother of the Nile


For unto a boy

A man matured

Grass to my teeth

Will to my fist


Oh mother of the Nile

Grasp away this sorrow of tomorrow

I tire of the work of today

Toiling under the heat of reconditioned vents


Mother oh mother

What can I say?

I grew, like a tree

I stood

While the flood washed away the pain

Heavy on mind, too much to bite


Oh eya, eya

I sulk no more

Your wrappers cleans all

Relief to my stained drops




10 thoughts on “Something like the Nile” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. nice poem, loved the flow, and the plot…. nice theme too

    you should have finessed it with punctuation

    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @elovepoetry true, looking at it, the punctuation would have been helpful. Thanks for reading.

  2. Lol. Read it like a song, but there were places that went off… Liked the eya eya part… It’s a lovely poem, coulda been for a mom too.
    Well done, Uyi. $ß.

    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @sibbylwhyte yeah the eya reads different, and it was for my mom, eya means mother in Bini. Thanks. I enjoy your comments. Thanks for tripping by

  3. @wordsfromuyi, this is a lovely work.

    Keep ’em flowing.

    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @Babalolaibisola Thanks men. will do

  4. Beautiful.

  5. kevin (@kevindkind)

    That was good bro, but u can do better

    1. Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

      @kevindkind, Thanks men. I’ll keep improving

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