Summer of ’82 in the South of France and then on to Athens and those beautiful Greek islands.
Those were the days.
The best days of our lives.
So young, so free, so vibrant, so happy.
We had the world at our feet.
We were full of life.
Where did all those wonderful years go?
Our joy was complete.
No fears. No worries.
No responsibilities. No concerns.
Now we are old and fading.
Now our time is almost done.
Now we know how cruel and hard this world can be.
Now we call God night and day,
To shield and provide for our partners and loved ones.
Now we know what our parents went through.
Now it is our children’s turn to be full of joy.
I will not write poems and love songs again.
The world is too ugly, too harsh, too cruel for that.
Too many hearts have been broken,
Too many souls have been betrayed and abandoned.
Too much hurt is in the air.
Too much want, too much poverty,
Too much suffering.
Here I sign off forever.
To all those I once loved:
I was never good enough for any of you.
My bed of roses are made,
The show is over, the night begins.
From today I sleep and I sleep forever.
My queen shall continue the march of life
And other kings and generals will arise.
…….wow…… wake up…..
What a nightmare.
Did you think that you could get rid of me so easily?
No way. Come on and give me a beautiful smile:
How can I stop writing love songs
When the sun still shines
And your beauty still lies radiant at my doorstep and in my heart.
I will write and write until I am no more
And you will feel and enjoy that manifest joy and abundance
That still resides in my Spirit-filled soul.
This is not the last song.
This is just the beginning.
*Chief David Oluwafemi (meaning “the beloved of the Lord”) Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode is a Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer.
He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on 16 October 1960 to Chief Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh Fani-Kayode and to Chief (Mrs) Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode.
He is an Ile-Ife chieftain of Yoruba descent.
Chief Fani-Kayode was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006. He was appointed the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 22 June to 7 November 2006 and as the Minister of Aviation from 7 November 2006 to 29 May 2007
(read more from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femi_Fani-Kayode)
I am a member of the WRR editorial team.