Treasure Island

Adedeji Ologbenla



My days in the east is swiftly over

To revel around my Gracie

Err the tides of life blows me away

Not from her but from here

Let your heart not be weary

“Cos only for the future I go”

A sacrifice not of blood but of time and distance

And time will one day pass

Then the one day will be here

To with you share each day as it comes together


The time is upon us when a new day will be born;

When the homely weather will be no more

Save for the friends that swarm alongside me away from here.

Is our land lost or has all hope been dashed

For From our land we set forth

Away we wish we go from our nation

Not on foot like the ancient men

but on the streamlined air floater,

Which to me is a worthwhile long term mouth-watering venture

Which into my dreams remains dear


Now reality has gotten the better of me

For now the May day is upon me

As I stood beside the giant transporter

I waved my last dose to people

And at this dire time of loneliness

Comes the silence as deafening as a graveyard

With the silence came an influx of emotions

Mixed feelings in an unpleasant array

One of gaiety and another of sadness

But in truth a better tomorrow lies ahead


Away from the familiar shores we sail

To the so called virgin land we ventured

And now the future starts from here.

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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