When I die let me be buriedOnly in that land I loveAmid the wide spread plainWhere termites live and ownThough with the blood of foesLying in that grave I’m homeMany would laugh at my pleaAnd wonder why I would seekAnd long for all that seem lostBut while I fly to the skyBelow would I see … Continue reading My Fatherland
When I was an okada manIn Ala-OwerriI saw Otokoto in a whitelimousineAnd I told himWe should swap wheelsFor a secondI wanted to be Otokoto The dog wants to live in a penAnd goats wish kernels weretheir Aso-rockThat’s how day and nightEarth and the clouds negotiateTo take each other’s place,Have the other’s wivesAnd feed the other’s … Continue reading The Dog Wishes He Had Horns
You came into my life and changed me You helped me to see why you made me You made me realize that with I in you and you in me…we could change the World You opened my eyes to see past where I am to where I going You reminded me that I was created … Continue reading You Are My All In All
I’m ready for your warmth I’m ready for your embraced I’m ready for you to call my name I’m ready for you to whisper sweet somethings in my ear I’m ready for your hugs and kisses I’m ready for you to call me your misses I’m ready for you to hold my hands I’m ready … Continue reading I Am Ready For Love
Do not put your armsaround meand strill call me sister;I’m afraidyou’re spoiling itfor us. It twitches in meas it twitches in you,that sums up notthe whole matter:it soon multipliesand send downthe sparks;and thenthe sweet bitter end,would I stil beyour sister?Could I still call you brother? Dear sister,my mind woreyour mouth last night.I saw sinceritycurld-uparound yourcandid … Continue reading Candid Confessions
arise oh ye slumbering gaints arisearise and become whom you are ariseyou are the son of a king, arise my hero’s ariseyou are a heir to the throne of justice, freedom, ariseyou are a heir to the throne of love, liberty arisearise my innate being arise and become great,arise arise oh ye my heart folks, … Continue reading A Wake up Call
Do not get halfway and stop.Move on, till you reach the top.All those who have reached the top can tellThat if you push on, you too can excel. You may stumble now and then, or err,But, friend, do not despair;Though the climb to success can be rough,The strength in you is more than just enough! … Continue reading Song of Success
My life is so unbelievableI thought I could make it understandable Treasure me so much,we fuseColour our feelings in a colour we use Now that is a thought that keeps me hopingWhile in my quiet moments I fear losing In the sky, I see you and IDon’t just act it,say it looking me in the … Continue reading My Disappointment, My hope
It’s the 7th againThe anniversary of painWhen in the heat of emotionWe ignited the flameThough we were warnedWe refused to heedNow, a thousand years laterWe are slaves to our greed. It’s the 7th againThe anniversary of youth When despite all pleas We strayed from truthNow, in aged wisdomAnd with ragged spriteWe curse the yearsWhen we … Continue reading 7th.
Fresh wine foams in grandpa’s cup.It is thanks to our palm trees! There’s oil in grandma’s soup.It is thanks to them! There’s sponge to scrub their dishes clean.It is thanks to our palm trees! There’s sheltering thatch above their hut.It is thanks to them! There’s soap, black soap, to wash their clothes.It is thanks to … Continue reading Salute To Our Palm Trees
Years ago when I met youI was thinking all about meMonths apart you showed meWhy it has to be about usI still did not comprehendyou were willing to apprehendMy human self felt limitedYour spirit made me rooted Years ago as I moved onI was thinking how I got hereMoments apart you told meI was here … Continue reading Years Ago
My dear independent country is fifty. In its golden jubilee, this is the time to clink glasses and wear smiles for the photograph. I expected a large carnival with sequined kaftans and vivid display of our cultural heritage. I needed to be overfed with stories of green technology, flawless power supply, countless modular refineries, rapid … Continue reading My First Night
Oh gracious mother of watersbeautiful woman has comequeen of joy pleasing to thy kingOh green eyed silent beautyVoice as sweet as a kind heartEye brows as straight as an arrowOh great mediator of divineFingers coated with melted goldShaped with a swan like neckOh princess among many othersResolute cheeks steady as gazeGleaming hair with black locks … Continue reading OSHUN : African Beauty
A song of people passing by To and fro all the day Each with a head of worry Save the little innocents making merry. Ah!Here comes the old haggard caricature Muttering incantations ancient,invoking deities ancient. Leaving behind a trail of her wooden companion. They say she was once magnificent; When God and man ruled nature. … Continue reading A Song of People Passing by.
Your clothes are flimsy as ragsWith dirt’s that stench the airYour skin is dry and creakyLike a bread that lost its touchYour mouth always quick to speakWith a voice sounding like drumsDespised in the land of everywhereWanted in the company of no oneOh harridan avert from thy ways Your heart is like the moonborrowing the … Continue reading Harridan