So, are boys really a ‘special’ burden to raise? Is Life itself is a lot of work. Is parenting itself is a lot of work. Is raising girls also not a lot of work? What useful thing in this world does not require lots of work? Why just boys? Why not children?
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 called him Àbíkú Predestined to… Continue reading ÀBÍKÚ
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 evangelist Ah! Someone help me… Continue reading A CHILD OF MANY FATHERS
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 allowed growing older Foetus stopped… Continue reading NO!
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 Truth Though we wander away… Continue reading A FATHER INDEED