Submitted by Anikulapo
Where is Óbálèndé Bus-stop ?
Go through it paranoid,
There is an ocean paean
From the luminary Barrack;
That sets Òbálèndè by it canoe
For a screeching suburb.
Do navigate Óbálèndé
And, you will see a delirium
Buoy to the tortured inhabitants
For the commercial buses— chanting
It neighborhood in six
Before Óbálèndé runs like visceral water
To Ikoyi, and façade skyscrapers in CMS;
Startling, it has a ennui of mirage
For strange to navigate Obalende
In a tender greatness
Check your self—
If you hold your wallet,
Stick your pocket glue
After 7; for the children
Not to paddle water at your face
From a crescendo of many directions
Before Óbálèndé’s tumult
Holds a stench of a goodnight
To an adulterated city
Ibi ti Óbá lé wá dé.
- Óbálèndé: a bus-stop in Lagos, Nigeria.
- Ibi ti Óbá lé wá dé: This gives the deep meaning of Óbálèndé; Where we’ve been pursued to by the king.
- Ikoyi and CMS: Popular bus-stops in Lagos, Nigeria.
I would like to know your thoughts about this poem. Thank you always.