TITLE: FOR BOYS WHO WENT AUTHOR: ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU GENRE: Poetry NUMBER OF PAGES: 42 PUBLISHER: WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM PUBLISHERS DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2015 ISBN: 978-978-547-414-5 REVIEWER: TOLA IJALUSI Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau recounts a curious phenomenon of poetry, imaging a kind of reality in promise of classic. He is an argus who diligently walked his… Continue reading FOR FATHERS WENT LIKE THIS: A REVIEW OF ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU’S ‘FOR BOYS WHO WENT’
I Emperor of the sky, Sterling sharp eyes graced Strong, beautiful and agile. Flies over ocean and land, Flight landing site brittle, Fresh prey ever did feed. Brio not to belittle, Ever brimful of strength, Clinching claws and bristle. Watching above on arm coated, Emblem of or nation quite thick, Dieing yet sees no end.… Continue reading AN EAGLE OF TINCTURED GULES by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel
In Your Eyes (To Sarah) Sonorously sight seeing phooey world’s bestialities as figures of ashes commerce day in night out of birth, rebirth and rebirth. Consignors of life in all time trade of part time stay swam and swayed in pools of water and blood of flesh and dust. In your eyes I found realities… Continue reading IN YOUR EYES by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel
O Death, I salute you the pliable merciful herald who ushers one out and in, transiting between life and death. Seen as the end but negate breaking bodies down to become building blocks. Aches and agonies are prices being paid for life, Death is learned as it is the calm void. Life slashes are interminable… Continue reading DEATH IS BEAUTIFUL by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel
Black shirt on black britches Black belts fastened around waist Black shoes on feet Black beret belled Insignia on shoulders V-Badges of red With sticks and guns Arrived in troops Suspect now aware Stacks gift to bid farewell A True welcome for them Voooom! We heard Gone, they are all gone Without the one.
Many moons I wait all all alone Dreaming of your coming Sponsored by past memories. In pain and boredom, In anxiety and astringent, In love and patience. I await your coming. My morals and dignity My virtues and virginity Banking all for your return, Hoping you would in return. I wait and live in agony… Continue reading WELCOME BACK by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel
Green and white Two colours of pride. Of Nigeria National Flag Now with coloured tags. Green for agriculture, Produce of plants and nature. White for peace, Company of love, unity and progress. Hanged high on poles, Quote liberty while waves. Its been stained, Prices must be paid. Stain that brings us pain, Pain that brings… Continue reading GREEN AND WHITE by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel
Knock Knock Knock Who is that? It is me. What do you want? I want a colour. Which colour? I want the colour That speaks of validity of love I want a colour That gives abodes in the desert And shelter in the swamps of savannah. A colour That sings of liberty From the poles… Continue reading COLOUR WHITE by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel