I think, unthink then rethink
Methinks, You think, We think
Crypto or lucid, all stink!
You think, unthink then rethink
Can you, for sure rethink?
Will it, perchance be it?
When all, by pretense, think, But none really think shit.
Still all seek Olympic heights
Delphian native, oh enigmatic
Yet sore indeed – the sights
Trying indeed all to outthink.
© June/July 2016. Adewale Adeniji.
Its our wedding day, great expectations…
All roads lead to us, our own unique moment.
All hail the groom, decked out in his best!
All hail the bride, decked out ….
Wait a minute. Where is my Egwu Eji*, my Amaria*?
Who, perchance art thou, lady in white?
Is that you, my love? What happened to your face?
Decked you are all right, but is that you behind the mask?
Yes, I know it is called ‘make up’ now, but…
Is that the nose I still tickled last week?
Mba*, mba, mba! Ko je je be* now!
Ok. Where is the mouth I used to, you know…
Why is so pout? Blotting out your winsome smile?
Ha ha. Am I dreaming like Alfa Sule*?
What color is your skin again? Chai*! Te mi ba mi*!
To be continued ….
*Egwu Eji – Igbo language for ‘outstanding beauty’
*Amaria – Hausa language for ‘new wife’
*Mba – Igbo language for ‘No’
*Ko je je be – Yoruba language for ‘It cannot be’
*Alfa Sule – A local comic.
*Chai – Wow.
*Te mi ba mi – I am in trouble.
This is a literary work. No offense is meant to any specific gender, please.
Photo Credit: Boscoe Holder.
© 14th March 2017. Adewale Adeniji
Random acts, kindness redefined.
Poco a poco, one humanoid apiece.
Lots of folk asunder, aghast for fear.
Gather, cradle, nurture.
Baby steps, balancing acts.
Kindness exemplified, randomly useful.
One, long gone, built an Ark. You too,
your very own A.R.K can build
in many lives, one at a time, by your
Acts of Random Kindness!
© 13th February 2017. Adewale Adeniji.
I love women, that is undeniable.
I have 3 wonderful, strong women in my life; as wife and daughters.
I was born and raised by an amazing woman.
My sisters are great women raising great families of their own.
I have worked and still work with competent women.
I have women as friends, doing good and loving others.
Therefore, I always honor women.
Do you love women?
Do you honor women?
Tell them about it!
© Adewale Adeniji
Alagbafo! Alagbafo!! Alagbafo!!! This man must be deaf o. Alagbafo! Must I shout for you? All these dirty clothes, many Agbadas, Danshikis, Boubous, Abadas, hooded tops from the main room; crying f…
Source: Alagbafo! (Washman)