AYINLA By Ogunyomi Israel Abidemi

Written by Editor

(For my father: he was roughly snatched from us 47 days ago.)

The fishermen have muddled the mud,
Scattered the abode of the fish.

The ploughers have intruded the field,
Dismantled the nest of the partridge.

Shadows I see in the world you left, Ayinla;
Solace I seek in the life you gave.

You were a male stone –and I knew –
But ignorant I was that you could break!

You were a metal – and I remembered –
But how could I have forgotten
That you could melt?


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.