To An Okada Rider

To An Okada Rider

Speed thrills.

Speed kills.

Beware!

You who drive the one eyed horse,

knock not on the heaven’s door,

wear not the mask of demise,

hear not the tune of passing,

for fiery flames, await the snubbing ears.

Is that not what the preacher says?

I know how it feels

to trample upon the fleet lanes,

but the road is ugly red,

though you see brown and black.

It is a vale of pain. Beware!

Spare us some moment of tears

And sweet-sour munching of akara balls

Do not rouse the ocular rains,

for a tragic youth that could have been great.

For that is all we’ll do when you are gone,

on that journey of no return.

Okada Rider, beware!



6 thoughts on “To An Okada Rider” by Ladipo Titiloye (@ladman)

  1. @titiloye, very nicely done..good message and delivery…if only okada people dey come NS….WELL DONE
    i love these lines;
    And sweet-sour munching of akara balls

    Do not rouse the ocular rains,

    i think for me, we could have done without the last line

  2. Very nice indeed. Okada people truly need to read this as xikay has said. Maybe through FRSC? Lol.

  3. Good poem with a good message. Ditto @lade-a.

  4. u need to get this out there, let those concerned read and learn.

  5. Like …………………
    Incredible genius right here. ‘you who ride the one-eyed horse’…

    It should be out there.

  6. I hope say Okada riders dey read NS….
    Solid message. Well written…

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