Abiku

Abiku

ABIKU

So he came
His leg popped out first
The labour was pitiful
Who has Iyawo offended
She weekly buy sweets for her neighbour kids
Which name befits him
Malomo
Rotimi
Dehinde
He blinks his poorly litted globe eyes as seconds tick
He throws his legs up
Cries wee’s in the darkest hour before Dawn
Pastor scabash(es) over his head
Imam recites quranic verses on his head
Awo kekere herbs still comes in bountiful supply
Rotimi! Rotimi !! Rotimi !!!
He must not lack is the code
042 abi it’s 406, perhaps 737

It is Malaria
He only drank one bottle of Jedi
He only ate that saucy Porridge
Maybe he needs rest
Don’t disturb him
Rotimi like no other
Mother’s choice
Father’s heir
Please stay Forever.

Rotimi needs this and all of that
At 17
Seems he has finally agreed to stay
Son of his Father
Omo re bi Iyan
Iroko la’ rin Igbo Irunmole

Rotimi is beclouded about the mystery surrounding him
Akanbi keeps reasonable distance
Rotimi wants to bridge the distance
Akanbi enlightened him that  a fully blooded man don’t relate with a short life-span human
Rotimi was psychologically traumatised
The Dreams he envisages ran ahead of him
Now he knows why people whispers in Hushed tones around him
He must eat that porridge and sleep
A long sleep across 7 seas and 7 mountains
Sleep so deep that he wont Breath again
And so he did
Rotimi still lives in his Parents heart
Not to be forgotten.

ABIKU

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