Dress Code

When you have a date with Life,
You must dress for it.

Wear black, body armour,
A life jacket and a bullet proof vest.

When She throws lemons
Make lemonade,

A bunch of bananas,
Make smoothies,

A basket of tomatoes,
Make tomato paste,

Showers of rain,
Make a rainbow,

Handfuls of mud,
Mold a vase,

Shovels of dirt,
Dig a flowerbed,

A trailer of Rock,
Build a barricade,

A calabash of Seeds,
Plant trees, for posterity,

A dictionary of Words,
Make I-Love-yous

A forest of wood,
Make a ladder for those following,

Mines of Iron,
Construct bridges,

A bouquet of flowers,
Make garlands, for the dead.



14 thoughts on “Dress Code” by Sunshine (@nicolebassey)

  1. Sweet. When life is a bitch or jerk, fuck her or him. Make the best out of any situation. Well done, nicole. $ß.

    1. Daireen (@daireenonline)

      @sibbylwhyte u and all these ur sexual anecdotes…

      1. @daireenonline. Please, do not make bad things appear on my comment.

    2. @Sibbylwhyte, my pop would ground you for such language. But ftw, we are poets.

  2. Daireen (@daireenonline)

    Er… I dey come, may I think small…

  3. real good. short and quick to the mark. well done @nicolebassey

  4. Interesting. The truth is perception is a coin: you choose what side faces you and relate with it so. The title is nice, too.

  5. @daireenonline, Grrrrrr, spotlighting much?

  6. @nicolebassey Nice one…very very on-point!

  7. a nice lesson on how to make the best out of life….welldone

  8. well-penned………..

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