Friday, December 4, 2015
Ayoola Goodyness Olanrewaju writes
Let’s Ponder a Little VI
I know how to smile
To shame the taste of bile
I am dying to live
In the garment of humility and love to give.
I have heard of the true thirst help
It is in the purest of a water drip
Shot down in cloudy stringed bow
Showers of a divinely liquid arrow.
I have seen a dream fight
In a dark dread and fearful fright
The one ended in a glorious victory
And the young man's deadly story.
I know of the smell of shame
Strikingly richer than the fart's spreading fame
The disgrace of ridiculous jeers
Defeating sounds of the muddy smears.
I have heard the tale of the lover bird
From life she thought a human gird
She married a soul soldier
And she grew quite quiet and quick older.
I have seen myself amidst foes
Like a grain and a river of woes
Pelting silent daggers and darts
Friends without friendly hearts.
I know the pain of the rotten teeth
The painless penniless poison of death
The wan smile of a vicious villain
The heart and the countenance of Cain.
I have heard the amazement of the bud of maize
So be it for evil and good repays
The telltale of the Capricorn
And the mystery lodged in its beautiful horn.
I have seen Ajoke's skirts grow shorter
Maami eat bread without butter
Brother Chike earn money from blood
Again, Prophet Noah prays for the flood.