ALMAJIRI’S LOGO by Abdulbasit Abubakar Adamu

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Palms outstretched
That’s the Almajiri’s logo
Like a bird in dismay
You see him here and there
Looking for alms or a fair
food to feed on and clothes to wear
Treading on dangerous paths
Meeting people of less or no impacts.

In tattered attires he looks homeless
and mistaken for a person so hopeless
From his home, he was sent forth to the world
To be taught to read and also to be bold
In process, his destiny like a mat, is rolled
His hopes and dreams all at once they stole.

ALMAJIRI’S LOGO by Abdulbasit Abubakar Adamu

1 comment

  1. Mamahannatu – An impassive face often lit up with a smile A mind so old, like it’s been around for a while Uncountable works remain unfinished in a pile Struck by wanderlust; itinerary as long as the Nile
    Hannatu Adamu says:

    Stolen dreams. An apt description of the almajiri!

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