Hannatu Adamu

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An impassive face often lit up with a smile
A mind so old, like it’s been around for a while
Uncountable works remain unfinished in a pile
Struck by wanderlust; itinerary as long as the Nile more »

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My Shoulder

'Tis the beginning; 'tis the end
I am a child; a pauper
But the whole world is on my shoulder

As I awake at dawn
Having had little sleep, I begin to yawn
My body is already aching, anticipating the day's ordeals

Ignoring the summons of my empty stomach
I hold on to our simple farm tools: a hoe, a machete
I lumber behind my father and we reach the farm in a hurry

The farm is small
The soil is brown, hard, and unproductive; the crops are dull
I wonder when Father will realize the futility of it all

Of course, if we had the money,
And the ...

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