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  • adedayo_omooba 9w

    ÌGBÀ

    Ìgbà ò lọ bí òréré
    Ojọ́ ńgorí ọjọ
    Ìgbà ńgorí Ìgbà
    Ewé tútù Òní ńbọ̀ wá dì ìràwé bód'ọ̀la
    Kí Ọba òkè fún wa ní ọgbọ́n aṣíraṣe
    Kí Elédùà ó fún wa ní ìmọ̀ ataraṣàṣà
    Torí ọjọ ń lọ béèsìni àkókò ó dúrò dé ẹnìkán-àn-kan

    ©adedayo_omooba

  • adedayo_omooba 9w

    VIRUS

    Mama told him to stay indoor because there is a virus out there
    Papa said to mask up because his nose and mouth need to be covered
    Aunty said to hug no one, shake nobody, for you know not who's carrying it
    Uncle bought him a substance to rub on his hands, he said it kills the thing
    They all said to live this way until it's over and there's a vaccine.

    But while indoor he's seen Papa beat Mama, again and again
    While masking up he's seen Mama shoot Papa with her words
    Uncle has been swift to slap Aunty with his substance rubbed hands
    Aunty does not only avoid hugs and handshakes, patience too
    He wishes it were not so but he's seen them all shut the door on Love.

    They let him stare, it made him cry, they let him hear, it made him sad
    "He's little" they say, "too little to matter, all these won't affect him"
    They seem to have forgotten little ones have eyes, ears and a mind too
    Now he thinks it's not safe being indoor because there's a virus in there
    And sadly we've shut the door on The Vaccine

    Right in the weaknesses he heard the whispers of a friend
    Words telling him we fight best on our knees, not in fear but faith
    For our orisons rise as incense and our hands raisings as evening offerings
    Businesses done in deep waters, access bought by blood long shed
    Victory procured by sacrifice made when the red coloured spilled

    So while men slept up rose he in response to quickening
    Armour on his body, weapon in his mouth, his little knees touched the ground
    And with wise counsel the young soldier waged war night after night
    Sweet words spoken in awe, heart pouring and outpourings, night after night
    And one night, all was still, quite and usual, suddenly there was a creak, the door!

    Someone had entered, and a wave of pure affection followed him
    when morning came he knew the entrance last night was Love's
    Now Papa is meek, mama is lovingly ever on a ceasefire
    Uncle is unimaginably new and Aunty is an acre of patience
    The virus is gone! They took The Vaccine! The young soldier won!

    When all of this is over, and we need not mask up again
    When hugs and handshakes are visible bright colors again
    When the other virus is no longer mentioned and there's a vaccine
    Many hearts will still need to hear a creak and feel the wave of pure affection
    For living life will still not be safe if we love not as fellows, Love is knocking

    ©adedayo_omooba

  • adedayo_omooba 20w

    DON'T

    "Don't climb", he said, "you just might fall"
    "Don't try", she said, "you just might fail"
    I ignored
    And then I found out they were both right
    I failed to fall

    ©adedayo_omooba

  • adedayo_omooba 20w

    WHAT IF?

    What if we all loved?
    What if we all gave?
    What if we all forgave?
    What if we all prayed?
    It would be a beautiful ceasefire
    For too many times we've shot ourselves
    In choosing to do otherwise
    ©adedayo_omooba

  • adedayo_omooba 89w

    COLD ABLAZE

    Falling is winter
    It can be very cold
    And cold is a killer, I've heard of the titanic
    So a fall can freeze your passion
    Falling can make your dreams shiver
    Like a babe forgotten in the rain
    But hope has got something
    Something that is fire
    Heat to warm your passion
    Even in the Arctic
    Fire for your dreams when the cold blows
    For if you fall
    It tells you you can rise again
    If you fail
    It tells you you can try again
    Something like a burning candle
    That survives even in a storm
    So if the chips are down
    If you miss your steps
    And you hit the ground
    Don't cry, start a fire
    ©adedayo_omooba

  • adedayo_omooba 90w

    Don't condemn people but help them get better.

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    SAY FOR ME

    When my name is mentioned
    When I come to mind
    Please my friend say for me a prayer

    If you perceive I'm tensioned
    If you see I'm lagging behind
    Please my friend say for me a prayer

    If my strength is shunned
    If in me a weakness to judge is all they find
    You my friend please don't join them but say for me a prayer
    ©adedayo_omooba