My Friend (series 1)

In a bid to send my friend forth into another life entirely, I’d be starting a poetry series. This is to poetically lift her up as she ties the knot come 9th November, 2019.

She’s by name: Mary Barrah.

Mary studied English Language from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Our paths crossed in the media department popularly known as OBS at the NYSC Orientation Camp. She has been a phenomenal female friend all the way – even at a point when our friendship went sour. I do not think I need to paint you how beautiful she is.

If you knew me, you’d understand I have a great deal with female friendships. But oftentimes, it gets so strong that people would opine that we’re into a romantic relationship. But, it’s all F9 parallels 😂.

Below is my first poem and I hope you enjoy it:


I felt like the bird with a melodious voice before he came.
My superheroic volume was loud whenever I see you around me
But I lost an intelligentsia to a tall thespian.

My first ever date was with my friend. It was a Sunday with a blaring sun.
Her face was menthol to my soul
So, when she offered me a glass of laughter, my ice-cream wasted.

But I lost an intelligentsia to a digital- inclined thespian.

When she said yes, my feather pricked but I didn’t know.

Tse-tse fly is another name for love
You don’t know what’s making you feel high once it bite.
So, she danced to his blues and acted his scripts

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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