ÀBÍKÚ

I pay obeisance to all Málọmọ́ To all Kòkúmọ́, to all Kúdáyísí…… When the lion roars All animals keep calm When a cock crows Its members accompany it When gángan drum sounds Both old and young dance to it When Àbíkú displays The whole household is thrown into confusion They...

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A CHILD OF MANY FATHERS

Daddy must not know Mama must not hear I’ve bitten more than I can chew! What will I tell mama? I made my beauty a god A lesser one than money I worship Nightly vigils on different beds I, ace chorister in the church Father is a pastor Mother an...

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NO!

Why should I bother? Why cry for me brother? Why getting worried father? Why not let them gather? I am just a young teen Not even up to eighteen This marriage thing…? I will not get it in! Many adults fail when married End up broken, I’m worried Kids not...

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A FATHER INDEED

A Father is a friend Who understands our weaknesses and weariness Yet promotes our strength and song He sticks closer than a brother. A Father is the Authority Who lives by example Demands discipline though it pains He walks with us through the desert. A Father is a Treasure of...

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