children's imageNo doubt, children are the bedrock of adulthood. No wonder, these outstanding Nigerian Youths write about them from different perspectives, all compiled into one Poem by Bada Yusuf Amoo. They are the epitome of love and affection. Their innocents are as pure as virgin rose that only the love hearts could nurture for posterity sake. The contributors are James Ademuyiwa, Abdulhafeez T. Oyewole, Adeyemi Boboye, Onifade kudirat, Aswagaawy, Taofiqat Ayomide Nasir,Ajayi Oluwatoyin, Ogunmuyiwa Rachael, Cowan Blessing, and Awodele Mariam

Read the poem below:

Oh my child!

Ring your heart with love

Blow the air with peace

And live a king that serves



Innocently, troublesome creatures,

Till they are crawling and lisping,

Walking, talking and growing feathers

To initiate them into awesome social figures


Children are apples of the eyes

They are jewelries of the neck

They are tomorrow unspeaks

They are valuable resources unearth


Blessed is that little creature

The genesis of life

The memory of an adult

An arrow in the hand of a strong man


A child, greatest gift from God

A child, born to grow and be great

A child, deserves to be happy

A child, future leader


The products of our cultivation

The smiles on our faces

Our replica on the soil when we live

Our children, our pride, our future


Weird is our string of love

For it wove eternal Bliss

Our amity language, riddle solves

As together we stand, in freedom glimpse


God’s gift to homes,

Neither cheats nor abuse infants

Our hopes, our future,

Diamonds of the world


You are wine poured into Mama’s cup

The sweetness that erases barrenness

To taste life you were born

But without you life passes empty.


Children are the future of tomorrow,

The very essence of complete society

Therefore we must teach, train, encourage…

For in their growths lie our growths


Oh children, listen to the wind

The future is bright, so be yours

Be all glad, glows and determine

You are all ideal

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.