Dominic A. Okoliko

Rookie - 446 Points (07/07 / Ogugu)

Lovely Day - Poem by Dominic A. Okoliko

It's a lovely day
Let all worries give way
Take notice, Ágwu oj'Da is here
let his smiles weigh on your wares
And drain your tears

It's a lovely day
Let's share our love as in a date
Let's bring on the Átakpa feel
Where cheers rant in the air
And warmth blows like breeze

It's a lovely day
Come right inside
You don't belong in the haze
There's enough room in the inn
Come, take shade from the rain
There's enough room for you and me

It's a lovely day
Our family, homage we pay
Let's hold and behold
One another in whole
In the name of Okoliko
Whose memory we hold

On this lovely day
Every spring
Whose root is traced?
To our great shoot
We pray blessings

May they blossom and grow
And blossom and grow
Like the hills of Ódógómu
And the greens of Ókó Ójibó
Let their sweet scenting flowers
Flood all nations bringing in jubilation

And from afield
Let our seeds bring in showers
Of plenty and beauty
And of wheats and bricks

Like the august rain let their spoils flood
And rid our hood of hunger
And shatter all covers that still totter
In their place,
Let edifices laced with gradient regalia spring To shelter all from the thunder swings

This supplication we make on the wings of the wind
From the four ends, answers shall be given
In the name of Oduba'gagwu our grand end
In whose love we are planted for greatness

Mé gwa Ámona Ábo-ooooh!
Mé gwa Ámona Ábo-ooooh!
Mé gwa ach'okobia Ade!
Ách'okobia nyera Woooh iche!

Topic(s) of this poem: family

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem celebrates Okoliko descendants' day held on 18th of Dec.2016 in Lagos Nigeria. Okoliko descents hails from Ofante, a village in Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State, Nigeria. Agwu Oj'ada is a masquerade of the okoliko clan known for its beautiful infectious smiles. Odomgomu is a highland leading to the village. Atakpa refers to a hurt used for rest located at the centre of most homes among the Igala tribes. Oko Ojibo is a rich large farmland for the family in Ofante. The last verse are various salutations addressed to members of the clan.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2016

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