four boys in my neighborhood
who were interested craftily zoomed
formed a group to help them scoop
my attention using individual invention
grandma, your absence left such void in my heart
past the barking dogs we stepped into the yard
saw your hut you used to sit at a spot knees bent
missed your presence in everything, Abayeto, grand
Is the one you saw.
Is the one you heard.
Is the one you comprehend
when I appealed.
Happy Birthday to you, young lady!
countdown has come to an end
this is it celebrate event grand
time to step into womanhood
separated for first time in eighteen years
pursuing your studies in another town
away from home parents siblings
to claim a life of your own
you talk about inequality at work
question your mentality activate your mind
examine what you have what you lack
unlearn drawbacks you accumulated