Poetry

DAWN DIES SOON By Bada Yusuf Amoo

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

My wit hung on your image

In your eyebrow peeped my heart

Green shadow stood beneath your aura

That I wattle my left fingers in right

As if fixed my fingers in your emotion

And walked by ocean silent waves

Fainted I in folly falls

Time and life friendship is error

Wonder why God together brought them

I weep and wail like piteous silence

And there oiling the fondle fire, like a tree frog

breathing on fresh dew at dawn

Wrought and wring in prominence

Whose burial lies in sudden tales.

 

How long in beauty walk you

That age, a fickle fortune

Would not in japery slain this skin

That in ink to paper writes a metaphor

Look so shine in sun that soon fades

Bright is time, blindly deceived be

Girls in options and beauty swim like a cockroach

in a Bacchus and forget

 

Dawn soon will dry in winter wet

Noon, an enclosed of rejoice

Lies on its tail is night

A lamentation grave of time

Come forth my virgin, out of doubt

That has me wounded in my heart

Before I wrought and wring in illusion

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo