Adebayo Akande Smartfingers


Omolewa, Oreekelewa! - Poem by Adebayo Akande Smartfingers

Omoolewa, omodara odejo
Thou beauteous of beauties
Thy gait of feline grace
and spotless charming face
hath enough to get man drunken
Drunkenness above Oguro’s doing
Such drunkenness, folks tag, madness
Verily, Madness doth seems profane
But madness for thy love pose sane
Bolatito eyes glow in great luminescence
And Ibadi-aran’s waist sways charmingly
but thy beauty gave rob theirs off meaning
Truly, It shames them all!
In every step thou take
Others doth imitate
And whatsoever thou doest
Every maiden taketh interest
Thou smile…
Oh thou smile!
The morning sun doth envy
Even the new moon won’t boast of such glow
Let the night come with its darkness
I will lit no lamp, the rays of thy eye will do
Let winter come with its chilliness
Thy bodily warmth hath good a cover
Thy father call me lazy, thy mother too,
Maybe, maybe I say, maybe its true
But even the lazy do have some pride
My father is a productive farmer,
Me, your unrepentant lover!
Thou art my profession, my day and night busyness
A bag of cowries for dowry, I have not
My lady, vain spoils doth rot
I’d kept all treasures in my chest
Tucked away in my heart, they rest
For fleeing treasures of life are weaklings
They stand frailty to the monster, time
Though, thousands of suitors swamp thy hut
I won’t waver,
Nay, I won’t bother
In the market square of life
thousand buyers doth hover on a good
But only one, buyer doth take it home
I stand the one, the very sweetness in thy honeycomb!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011



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