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IRAWO by Kolawole Samuel Adebayo

Irawo,
The star of dawn;
The first light that pierces through the veil of darkness;
where are you?

Irawo,
The golden crown on the Sun’s head;
The soft wind that blows through cornfields;
where have you been?

My heart song;
content of my bloodstream;
Light of my life,
Irawo.

The typhoon which swallows all odds;
the hurricane which drains blood
from the body of evil.
Enemy of the devil;
at whose feet darkness trembles.

Irawo,
my sweet delight;
water of my body system;
breeze in my soul’s compound.

Irawo,
I miss you.
You are not here anymore.
See what your absence has caused:

anarchy, disarray and pandemonium.
Please, come back.
Irawo,
Don’t leave me forever.

My heart beats your name,
The wind sings your name,
The Sun shines your name;
Irawo.

Musing: “You, Irawo,
are the only tree in the wilderness.
You, Irawo,
are the singular river in the desert.

This desert;
that wilderness;
they are in my heart.”

Irawo,
I love you.
I miss you.
Please, come back home.

IRAWO by Kolawole Samuel Adebayo

IRAWO by Kolawole Samuel Adebayo

Author: Kolawole Samuel Adebayo

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