Jenim Dibie (14th July,1986 / Nigeria)
An all too familiar feeling?
Take my right hand!
Lay with me!
Been to the bottom of every bottle?
Sit at my left!
Lost a loved one, can't handle the pain?
Sit on my thighs!
Name dancing with filth, gossiped
Climb on my back!
Does your frustration play out like a Jim
Sit at my feet!
Never been loved, never noticed?
Stand on my head!
Need a minute.
Here's my shoulder!
Wished for a final breath?
Hold my breath!
Can't afford the next meal?
Grab my loins!
Spewing foul words?
Shut my ears!
Trying to hush your heart?
Close my tear duct!
...Leave my mouth
For I have something to say...
A seed won't grow if you don't plant it in
Like its sound depends on the skill of the
Your life depends on your talent
Like a sax needing the breath of man
Your life depends on your words
Key by key
On the fingers of the saxophonist
Rewrite your story
Stroke by stroke
Choose your course
Decide your moments
Hence your eternity
Dance to your music
These are the days of your life
Can only carry you this far
Sow your words.
Watch your thoughts.
Happiness is a habit....so is sadness.
Sax(life) too heavy for you to carry?
Hand it over
The best saxophonist I've ever met...
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