Poetry

ARIKE By Deji Adeoti

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

If a big fish sprang up from the deeps,

people see the dirt from the deeps of the river.

 

If you are the moon that wear tonight

I will be the sky to hold your robe.

 

If you become the beat on the face of Ayan Agalu’s drum

I will twist the air with my feet with dust.

 

If you become a rainbow for the feast of rain

I will sit like a child to count its colour on the strings of your garment.

 

If you turn to a song and melody on a guitar

I will learn it rhythm like mandarin tonal.

 

If you send me a letter

I will peruse its lines like paddle in water to sail your message into my heart.

 

I will pronounce your name to the faraway lands

till the world is a field of rose.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo

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