Biography of Abdulrasheed Dawodu
Abdulrasheed Dawodu Poems
A Perfect Night
A walk through the night Before it gives birth to her own day Just the night Just me in the night
What Kind Of A Man
I dwell in a garden, so green With colourful roses In full bloom Oh! These weeds!
Mine is a curious heart And what does it crave? Tranquility it is yet to find For how long can it wait?
Meseems the street looks deserted today Quotha! And what do I see A young boy? Younger than the rest? Oh! They were just like him.
In Confusion I Lie
Looking at you with a smile How can you be best qualified Angel or goddess-like In confusion I lie
Living in diaspora Alone away from home Living in the land of oaks and timbers Avarice; their worthy religion
Daughter Of Eve
Here I stand Just outside your well guarded heart Heavily fenced like a palisade Hard to penetrate
The Spirit They Worship
O spirit Scepter, subjects stumble for The immortal who dies God knows when
My brain A home of countless ideas My mind A house of thousand thoughts
If you were still in shackles Of the old era of slavery With whips and rods Drawing map leading more into slavery
How To Kill A Rat
A rat; an animal larger than a mouse With large ears and pointed snout A dangerous one It lives in human habitation
If Friends Were Foes
If friends were foes And foes were friends Would my foes' foes Be my foes?
The clouds are gathering Rumbling sound Thunderous clap Heavy wind blowing
Just when I was; depressed, Overwhelmed with solitude, Suppressed by loneliness And engulfed by the claws of boredom
The Rightful Denizen
When allies degenerate into foes, then
The heart evicts her denizen
When the voice becomes a litany
The swaying leaves lose her rhythm
The hunter only hunts his bait
From its shell, detaches the snail