Poetry

ODE TO MY SENIOR COLLEAGUES By Adisa Aminat Olabisi

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Oh! Dear senior colleagues

Leaving this citadel of learning and culture

I see from the lens,

Rays of hope on your brow

So listen attentively to my message

As you leave the realm of substantive law

It shall be well with you

Life is full of ups and dawn

But God, the parallel of all that be stands by you

 

What can you see?

Oh! It seems dark and blurred?

Of course I know

What you see is series of fears;

Fears of the unknown

But please look through further and farther

For God, the parallel of all that be stands by you

 

The stars are shinning

And the cloud so bright

And the sun beaming in joy

All rejoicing for your success and happiness in life

Just one thing I seek from you

Let excellence be on your will

And His grace shall never depart you

This is for you all

My dearest senior colleagues

So many a times

Frustration, a silo of time do be

But let not it rule your world

For the world is not free of challenges

Sufficient for you is Allah

And He, the parallel of all that be

Is the best disposer of all affairs.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo