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A GIFT FOR THE STREET

A Gift For The Street

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I am a gift
for the tough part of the street.

I am the words
of a beggar,
the pleas on his face.

I am the dirty spills
that lingers in the blouse of a trader

I am the sweat
dangling on an ‘Alabar’s body
on a cold afternoon

I am the future
of unlearned children patting wheels by

I am the tongue
voicing the prophet’s morning call
the sound of his bell.

I am the noise of the market women
the sweet words posing their wares

I am the shield
for homeless boy
standing with a fallen dream

…I am hope
the future of the street

Written by: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau is a poet, photographer and nutritionist. He has won several awards. His first collection of poems, FOR BOYS WHO WENT, was published in 2017.

  • shomykolad

    Didnt get the theme until towards the ending. The early part of the poem didnt quite convey hope to me..I think.

    But thanks for sharing though

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