Little Girl, You Made Me Cry

…to the prodigal daughter You made me cry girl. You went a mile beyond my instructions. You made me cry when you spoke words I begged you to keep under your tongue. You made me cry when you took  an act of shame, You grew in it and became queen of shamelessness Your shame is spread abroad […]

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Abike

For her sake I woke up early in the morning. Before the cocks crow and sunlight awakens. Straight into the forest, I went to target the fattest of the animals. And right on her laps in the evening I dropped the day’s gain – two antelopes and one cheetah. I walked about like the man, […]

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WE ARE NOT MEANT TO BE

I have drawn the curtain, The leaves are green and the flowers are happy, The sun is rising and the moon is in hiding When will my eyes meet yours again? *** I closed my eyes in quietness I hope that dreams of you will draw us close The dreams are real, my love is fixed […]

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IN TIMES OF ABUNDANCE

My father told me not to forget… That in times of abundance, scarcity may be leaning against the pillar In the days of love… hate could be lurking around the corner A friend’s smiling teeth may soon turn into an enemy’s devouring fang. In the days of pleasure he taught me not to forget… That pain is around […]

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Love Song of a Father

My Son, listen to the song of your father, Attend the words as they paint colorful flavors and tasty hues of love My song is a story with mysteries which gives love a face Swallow my melody, listen attentively and chew the curd of this Ode: Love woke me up to lay me down, I […]

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