When One Comet Fell. - Poem by Kolawole Ajao
One comet fell on Ikereku
An asteroid dropped on Ibadan
One whole galaxy of stars ruptured in Lagos
Which altogether coalesced, and
Made Hiroshima effect a miniature
Astronomical evidence revealed says
Ten and five solar eclipses came imminent
The sky opted for a colour change
The greenhouse effect dropped to 1million degree Fahrenheit
Dynamite's sound now inaudible
The mill of God grinds somehow...
But grinds exceeding witty
And we were so flummoxed
We couldn't lay your wreath
Those you left as pillars
Don't take your own semblance
They could sketch Africa's map
And forget to dot Madagascar
Adieu to men whose...
Memories fade ad infinitum
And whose names...
We don't carve in gold
But non-adieu to the Abese!
He entered the ocean a shark
But came out a dolphin.
(For Emmanuel Oludele Idowu, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, whom I later chose to call THE SUCCOUR PROVIDER.)
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