Daura Girl

Daura Girl

This is the picture
You gave me
When I was passing through your village
Near Daura
You sneaked out of your father’s high walls
To meet the southerner
You said you would like to see the south
But your father… but your custom.

And you left me this photograph
To remember you with.
I was only looking at your face
Baffled by your native beauty
And mesmerized by your innocent courage

And I was just a passerby

Today at home, near Ikot Ekpene,
As I look at this picture
I see the eyes of a Hausa girl.
Possessed with oneness
Maybe you have been drinking
From the big green bottle
Of peace and unity.



19 thoughts on “Daura Girl” by Idiong Divine (@Idiong_Divine)

  1. Awww. Sweet. Nice one, Idiong. $ß.

    1. @sibbylwhyteThank you Bubbllinna, you I know thrive on you comments. Keep reading please.

    2. @sibbylwhyte
      Thank you Bubbllinna, you I know thrive on you comments. Keep reading please.

  2. Daireen (@daireenonline)

    *cleans teary eye* er… what was I going to say again…?

    Oh yes, suweeeet* :)

    1. @daireeonline
      Thank you Daireen, I almost tasted the “suweeeeetnesss” of your compliment.

    2. @daireenonline
      Thank you Daireen, I almost tasted the “suweeeeetnesss” of your compliment.

  3. Bola (@basittjamiu)

    This is good. Peace and Unity is all we need.
    “Maybe you have been drinking
    From the big green bottle
    Of peace and unity.” My fav lines.

    Weldone.

    1. @basittjamiu
      We all need to drink from that big green bottle. Thank you for your lovely comment.

  4. hmm! maybe this is just beautiful piece in clarity…I love this@Idiong Divine

    1. @simplisilv
      Maybe it’s poetry itself. I love your comment. Thanks.

  5. Jo (@josephoguche)

    You did it again. Nice poem

    1. @josephoguche
      With your moral support, I will do it again and again and again! Thanks.

  6. Smiles* this is short, simple and touching. Can I drop my photograph too….? Lolz! Nice work.

    1. @wendy
      ;) In deed I like “KISS” (Keeping It Short and Simple) and a good poem should be like a woman’s dress: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to arouse interest.
      Feel free to drop your photograph. I am on the look out for writers to work with.
      Thank you.

  7. Sweet. Fluid. Beautiful.

    I salute your skills …i alwys look forward to reading your works

    1. @topazo
      “sweet fluid beautiful” that’s poetry. Thanks for your salute!

  8. #wipes eyes* this poem is thematically similar to John Greenleaf Whither’s ‘In School Days’. Lovelee

  9. @Hymar
    Thank you for your lovely comment. ;)

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