Olalekan Joseph Ajayi

Rookie (October 9,1975 / Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria)

Olalekan Joseph Ajayi Poems

1. New York 10/24/2012
2. What Mother Told Me 10/24/2012
3. Woman 10/24/2012
4. Truce 10/24/2012
5. Son Of The Soil 10/24/2012
6. Street Children 10/24/2012
7. Epitaph 10/24/2012
8. The Search 10/24/2012
9. Honeymoon 10/31/2012
10. Brother's Keeper 10/31/2012
11. The Poet's Dream 10/31/2012
12. The Message 10/31/2012
13. The Blues 10/31/2012
14. Waiting 10/31/2012
15. August 19 10/31/2012
16. A Day Shall Come 10/31/2012
17. After This Long Night 10/31/2012
18. Denial 10/31/2012
19. Rite Of Passage 11/23/2012
20. Abomination 11/23/2012
21. The Griot 2/5/2013
22. The Firstborn 2/5/2013
23. Destiny 11/23/2012
24. Benin 10/24/2012

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Benin

Her ancient red soil clings to my feet
And her white chalk my lips
Her rivers flow gently
Bearing tales unknown to historians
Age-long moats remind us of warriors past
And the Bronze busts at Igun of her glory
The Igue with blazing scepters and beads
Tells of the city's splendor
Benin!
Preserver of primogeniture rights
I have dwelt long in this land
My tongue a convert
My seeds have into your ground entered
And brought forth harvests
Fit for the king's storehouse
But your statutes forbid that I be titled
Because my link is through a vagina ...

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Son Of The Soil

You may call me the son of a slave
Because my forebears
Bore a Whiteman's name
But I know who I am

My ancestors may have toiled in fields
Because their brothers
Were not their keepers
But I know who I am

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