Poetry

KEHINDE By Odemakin Taiwo Hassan

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

Hidden in our carved realm
We were side by side clinging to one another
I was just waiting for the perfect day
To usher you into this world of confused feelings

The sounds of your cries, I can vividly remember
You arrived with my wide arms spread for you
And with soothing smiles beaming on Maami’s round face
My own happiness were not visible to everyone

It was all pomp and pageantry
I could only watch and have a sound sleep
The journey to this world had been very tedious
Lucid in my ears, I could recall was your name, Kehinde

We burned bridges together
Tripping things off had been our newly found habit
Maami’s frustration couldn’t be measured with cups of rice
How could we understand the pains we gave ourselves
Only her could feel the tears of our eyes

The river of time flowed without limits
You didn’t allow her to give you the usual baths
Shame had become a luxury we never wanted to give her
We were treading on the path of adulthood

The ropes of our ties became very tight
I could see myself in you
Other times, our knots started to lose
Only time could explain how he quickly mended the bond

Staying together was bitter apples we had to eat
It had become a fact we had leave each other
The paths to our different purposes had opened
It was only left to start trading the two ways it brought along

Kehinde, Our reminisces isn’t paper I can’t just throw into the fire and watch it burn
The water of our memories is a medicine I drink everyday
I’m certain it has made my wings grow
Soaring higher to different altitudes
The memories we shared had broken many barriers

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo

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