By Adekunle Adewunmi

Beautiful they say, the world revolves round

And I danced in the wind with ecstasy,

Scavenging the desire that burns in me.


I sought the naked moonlight.

Listened to twilight tales in expectant of bond –

Without exception to flowing thoughts,

Sweat mixing with blood.


I may be wrong, I accept

But I’m caged in distress,

Filled with regrets and beg for redress.



The prowess of your ineffable black beauty,

Is nothing to be compared with the Mary Kay Vivian deceived me with.

For your superfluous brainy foundation, she offered just the surface I’m sorry; falling for her garbage.


Okun and Osa,

Won’t you carry my message to sweetheart?

If it’s to pay the king’s gong bearer or

Tell Simi’s husband to replay your favourite song; Orente

I’d pace.


If you delay returning, I may be late

For you’re the blood that runs in my vein

And the heart that pumps my blood

Ifemi, shakara has finished.


Adunni is the name of a maiden
Okun and Osa means Ocean and Sea
Ifemi means my love

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on Adewunmi

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