Abiku Poem by Jimoh Ibrahim

Abiku

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Abiku

I am Abiku
Paragon of beauty
The son to Ere
Surmoned with forty bitter kola nuts
With tall hefty fowl
Why then restrict me?


I whose hands borne
The key to the door ways
Having vertical and longitudinal
Access to the banks of life
If man knows itself
Abiku is what I am
Abiku you will eventually become


What if I lives to suffer?
I am the host of heaven
Guest to the world
Made to report to your household
What then is my conviction?


I am born to die
Reincanating several times
And to be reborn is my wish
Preparing special jewelry and foods
Just to be tempted?


Must you know Abiku when he calls?
Scares inflicted
On the little innocent body
Face defaced with marks


I am Abiku
Must you break re-unification
Promises Abiku makes?
Must you bring me mysteries
In replace of your misfortune?
Why then you call me evil
When you are injurious to nature?
Evil is inbred in human



Once and the repeated time
Tears running on your face
Are valuable in the kindred spirits of Abiku
Leave me in haste to return to dust
Not for you to mock over
My misfortunes and failure
On earth

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 30 December 2015

Ever person is born to die is definite truth. Paragon of beauty lies on this amazing poem. Wonderful sharing.10

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Jimoh Ibrahim 30 December 2015

Thanks alot. Abiku by wole Soyinka and jp Clark inspires me. Need people to analyze the poem and do a contrast analysis with other two Abiku poems

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