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TIJANI ADEBOWALE DESTINY

LAGOS; NIGERIA
TIJANI ADEBOWALE DESTINY
LAGOS; NIGERIA
Monday, February 2, 2015

Where Can I Find You

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Where can I find you?
Where are you hiding?
I've asked the Stars
they remain silent
I've asked the Moon
night after night
from full moon to crescent and back
she shies away from me...
Not a word
I ask the Sun
from sunup till sundown
I beg and cajole
The blazing eye in the sky
to speak of you
To tell me where she has last seen you
To put aside his jealousy
that I long for your heart more than hers
In anger she burns and doesn't say a word
I ask the sea
I ask every living tree
From the flowers I plead
'Tell me, little ones...
Have you seen her?
Have you seen my love? '
They sway and sway
Though she loves them so...
Not a word they say
I ask my heart,
'Have you seen my love?
It's been so very long...
So very long since I felt her touch
and heard his voice
Have you seen my love,
Tell me, where has she gone? '
My heart speaks,
'Silly child...
All this time and you have not heard her
speak?
What is each beat?
What is this inner pounding you hear?
Is it not her voice?
Can you not hear?
She is here...
She is resting in me
Not to be harmed
Yes, don't be alarmed
She is here in your little heart
Of what use is the sun, moon, stars, and
sea
When she lies safe in me
You can find him also in your mind
There, in there, my little one
She is who you want him to be
She loves you as you want to be loved
In your heart
In your mind
She lives and breaths and moves
Can't you see?
Can't you hear?
Listen to me.'
Wearied from my search
I lay down on my bed
I closed my tear filled eyes
and placed my hand on my chest
I felt the beating of my heart
and I thought of you
I smiled
and I thought of you
The Moon sent her silvery messengers
To caress and sooth me
and with the light of dawn,
The Sun came to warm my thoughts
And I rose to a new day
With no questions in my heart
With nothing left to say
For my lover was in me...
TIJANI ADEBOWALE DESTINY
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