THE SUNRISE TO THE EAST By Olaniyi Abdulwaheed

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Swiftly the sun rises from the west

In our days.

To illuminate the glow of darkness

From the east.

The sparkling rays of furious sun

Blind the other eyes of gentle skies

Licking the blood of toothless lions

Roaring for the mercy of its hunter

Yelling for the freedom of the trap


The sunrise of the west- the solo eye of the sky

Glowing dusk to dawn across the sphere

Where its rays squeeze

The slippery shore of dumped islands

To hew their bank

To create its sea

To quench the thirst

With hot water of its cool bank

Saving cash by licking pouch


The sun rise of the west

Burp into the earth to feed the world, hiccups

Of distress and stunted appetite for unity


While the rays of the Sun licks

The sacrum honey of the dim stars

Relish from the honey, pains of the sternum

The ribs of the deserts break

The ulna strength of Nile drowns

Mississippi stirs for rejuvenation!

The crescent of deserts roars!

The lion chase the hunter.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo