#53. When Life Goes Awry…

ChallengesEmbrace life’s blessings along with her lessons

Everyone you meet comes bearing gifts of light

Everything happens so your path shines bright

Pay attention to the valleys and the mountains

Pay attention to the passions and the pains.

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#41. Azuka, Iruka: past and future souls collide!

Day 25. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Poem: Azuka, Iruka: past and future souls collide!

Azuka! Iruka!

When past and future souls collide

He was a son of the red soil, a child of seasons past

His ancestors laced him with showers of blessings

And when he came into the earth, they named him Azuka!

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#40. Meet me at the Bridge

Day 24. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Bridge

I invite you to meet me tonight

At the Bridge, with all my stuff in my bag

Struggling to find a glimpse of beauty

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#39. The Colours of Youth

Day 23. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

coloursPoem: The Colours of Youth

Many different hues and colours everywhere we look

And yet none holds a candle to the colours of our youth

The colours through which we found and embraced our truth

Beyond the bridge, across the gentle, flowing rivers of the Niger

The colours of our youth took life, blossomed into shape and form

These colours hold secrets and mysteries of a timeless passage

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#38. Fare thee well, sister!

Day 22. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!

Poem: Fare thee well, sister!

(In loving memory of OluwaTosin Adepegba, RIP)

zinnia

Memories of youth adorned in her innocence

Juxtaposed with a jarring reality that makes no sense

Lost in childhood dreams, we recall images so familiar

Of visions and scents of Zinnia and Bougainvillea

Colours of spring, rains of laughter and pain now merge

As we gather in mourning and compose a heartfelt dirge

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