Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
Biography of Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle
Joseph Oladehinde Ibikunle Poems
Father Africa! At a token ignorance, You have given your inheritance: To strangers you gave so much. White fellows who did not eat in our dish.
At The Worship Of Poetry
Thou, who hath the spirit of poetry; Unto thee today I bow to call To the service and worship of poetry. I entreat and bid thee to my call.
Mortal Me (What The Body Says To The Sou...
I, who will die And entombed under a stone Amid of sands I'll lie I'll be too conscious to groan.
Deeds Of The Just
He tries not to meditate evils Nor with his hands sordidly paddles He who knows he is ephemeral He disports not himself at funeral.
Ode To Our Rulers
Like these innocent children, We gathered submitting our rights To you, these honourable men Who have led us to this place of plights.
Euphony Of Myself
The eulogy of my spirit Which is the euphony of myself, My soul rises from His temple Bearing a big lamp
He Made Them Twain
The earth and the sky He made them twain. The left and the right He made them twain.
Away, away! I command thee, spiritus. This be not thy stay, Remember the forbidden laws.
Be Thou Not Brutal
Dear friends and kin This be my exhorting Walk not the path of treachery Gaze the heaven with clemency
And It Came To Pass
Thou Art Not Unkind
Thou art not unkind Like earthly friends with sordid mind Who will go no step to be fair But million miles to be insincere.
And So She Becomes, My Sunshine
And so she becomes, my sunshine She came like the moon of August A felicitous friend from divine She bore joy, love and trust.
Ode To A Poet
All, after his expiration, His eyes glaze once beneath the earth. But those letters of adoration Will be explored in a leaflet.
Epistle In Couplets
Dear revered reader, From my heart these gently trigger. Let them who cry in pain
When my earthly
And the wailing
of my kindred rumbles,
When it comes
to the end of the day,
May I have
some sweet songs to say,
Build for me
but a home therein;
A place for
endless bliss within,
this is my supplication.