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Two Poems – Micheal Ace

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Someone Has Written Another Poetry

Awòdì,

If your wings will take you above the sky

If your beak will puncture the virgin clouds

Then tell God in his fury to stub the earth

That someone has written another poetry

A poetry of patience grown on poe-trees.

 

Èfúfùlèlè,

If forest leaves still come at your beckons

If you still excurse wool on the globe-tours

Tell that hopeless man on his suicide path

That someone has written another poetry

A poetry of hopeful hope in dope dwelling

 

Ōlúōdò

If maidens still come to you with their pots

If they still worship you in frights of floods

Then tell the sick with infirmities and odds

That someone has written another poetry

A poetry of health messaged in poet-tricks

 

Òsùpá

If there still exists lonely path called night

If sun is still being buried under your arms

Then tell the men staring at the dark skies

That someone has written another poetry

A poetry that shall soon bring us a morning

 

Osupa: The moon

Oluodo: The river goddess

Efufulele: The blowing air

Awodi: A high soaring bird.

 

 

Àbíkú

I have lived lifeless in dead times

Merrimenting among sane elders

I recreate tricky pranks on infancy

And painted death in brilliant tinct.

 

My sojourn in the bubbly bank of life

Then to the cosmos in mama’s earth

There i live for periods of triple trine

Playing comic spree with unseen flies

 

After which i land on brown pebbles

Which mama’s blood had soaked soft.

I sprint briefly under bruises and cuts

Then i stock them all back to afterlife.

 

The barricade of life which i stand on

Watching human wailing futile cries

I mock those cracks on papa’s wrinkles

As they become his perfect trail of tears

 

Mama strolls at night admiring stars

As they all glom around their galaxy

She brings me back to life in praise

As i tauntingly mimic my said eulogies

 

But then i miss the taste of spicy soups

And that is only brewed in mama’s pot

I board my boots and stagger aboard

To life then back again to amongst gods.

 

Àbíkú, the name that frightens mothers

The soul armoured by amazing blunders

I stalk life with the breathless demise

That in adherence to the endless endings.


Oyedokun Micheal Adedotun Ace is a poet and writer who hails from the State of Osun, Nigeria. He is a poet and a fiction/Nonfiction writer. Micheal Ace as widely known and is currently the Vice President, World Union Of Poets – Nigeria Chapter. He is the author of Sermon From A Stammerer, a collection of poems, he has also published many anthologies including Chronicles of Silence and Themanthology of night from his ACEworld. He believes in a self-muse which has always inspired him and made him consistent: “The world is too complex for a pen to remain idle”.


 

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