DEAR HOPE By Oyewole Barakat

Written by Editor

Patience – the only ingredient

That can boil stone until it becomes soft.

We’ve waited patiently in pain and hunger, 

Counting every seconds, which seems like an hour.

Day three passed like a bad hair day:

Holding tummy and sleeping during the day.

Belike, sleeping should cease today’s hunger, 

If only time could run faster.

It was a relief to hear about relief materials,

Then, we heard: it had been distributed in some unknown areas,

Neither do our hands feel;

Nor do starving heal.

Surely, man will definitely die in the end!

Perhaps, it’s time we waved the white flag – we’ve been defeated

By hunger, and wait patiently till we’ve been starved,

Since going out for our daily bread have been deprived.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.