FOR FATHERS WENT LIKE THIS: A REVIEW OF ADEDAYO ADEYEMI AGARAU’S ‘FOR BOYS WHO WENT’

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’

AN EAGLE OF TINCTURED GULES by Ijalusi Oluwatola Samuel

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

DEATH IS BEAUTIFUL 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

OFFICERS IN BLACK 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.

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GREEN AND WHITE 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