halima Usman

Wasted Beauty - Poem by halima Usman

She brags of her beauty
A beauty so physically visible
A perfect adornment
Of wonderful vegetation
Rocky and mountainous terrain

She brags of her beauty
Of year round weather so appealing
Supporting the growth
Of crops in variety
Found only in Eden

She brags of her beauty
With Wase rock
So gloriously arranged
The Rayfields and Lamingos
Are wonders beyond comprehension

She brags of her beauty
A communal of peoples
Of different origin
Yet in perfect unity
Dwelling and dominating peaceably

She brags of her beauty
And pride in hard work
Tilling and pruning
To feed her tenants and neighbours
With satisfactory delight

She brags and she boasts
She walks in stately strides
Yet it’s a beauty
Fast fading
A beauty dashed and drawn

I pray for my lover
Jos of the Plateau
That her beauty
May not be lost completely
Her pride restored my rest!

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  • Ransome Adejugbe (10/28/2015 4:38:00 AM)

    Well penned dear Halima. Jos is truly a beautiful place, may God restore total peace in Jos so that her beauty can be sustain and our dear country. Thanks for Sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Saadat Tahir (1/23/2012 7:39:00 AM)

    beutiful poem.....
    loved it

    be happy
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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