Barnawa Crescent

Barnawa Crescent

Lowcost houses
Zincs and ceilings
Nepa and light rations
Child dreams and nursery habits
Picking nose and run a rounds
Girl chasing, innocence slowly dancing
Yes, a doctor
Yes, an engineer
Yes, when I grow up
All of that I want

Like yesterday, I remember
A tee, shorts and some slippers
Up high in the tree
Mango chewing, juice stains
Eyes wide, round like the world
Always staring, drifting with the savanna
Filling heart with wavy thoughts
Stop! There!! I see her!!!
In front of the sunset
Mama coming back from work
Handbag and goodies, cross checked
Race with full strength,
Up the hill, I go
Welcome, welcome home
Strong arms gracing growing bones
Her scent carrying the Nile’s warmth
Walking back
Feeling proud
A young King with my Iye’s guidance
Yes, I remember that
Supreme Ice cream, and
Suya if her day went well

Back home
Rumbling through Santana bags
Full of fruits and sugary things
Close behind, there he is
Back and forth
Pranks and chuckles
Best friends, both up to no good

Who Knew?
Just innocence draining
Childhood filling: Stories
Yes, I remember
Yes, a doctor
Yes, an engineer
Yes, when we grow up
All of that we want

6 thoughts on “Barnawa Crescent” by Uyiosa (@wordsfromuyi)

  1. @WORDSFROMUYI. Lovely poem brought back memories of my own childhood.

    1. @danjuma thanks for reading

  2. Not really into poetry but I like this one. Childhood innocence fleeing away.
    Pls is your barnawa in Kaduna?

    1. @ameenaedrees yes its in Kaduna

      1. Owww I grew up there, even though I can’t remember it very well, it’s nice to someone else misses it.

  3. Beautiful Rendition

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