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Abdulrasheed Dawodu Poems
A Perfect Night
A walk through the night Before it gives birth to her own day Just the night Just me in the night
What Kind Of A Man
I dwell in a garden, so green With colourful roses In full bloom Oh! These weeds!
Mine is a curious heart And what does it crave? Tranquility it is yet to find For how long can it wait?
Meseems the street looks deserted today Quotha! And what do I see A young boy? Younger than the rest? Oh! They were just like him.
In Confusion I Lie
Looking at you with a smile How can you be best qualified Angel or goddess-like In confusion I lie
Living in diaspora Alone away from home Living in the land of oaks and timbers Avarice; their worthy religion
Daughter Of Eve
Here I stand Just outside your well guarded heart Heavily fenced like a palisade Hard to penetrate
The Spirit They Worship
O spirit Scepter, subjects stumble for The immortal who dies God knows when
My brain A home of countless ideas My mind A house of thousand thoughts
If you were still in shackles Of the old era of slavery With whips and rods Drawing map leading more into slavery
How To Kill A Rat
A rat; an animal larger than a mouse With large ears and pointed snout A dangerous one It lives in human habitation
If Friends Were Foes
If friends were foes And foes were friends Would my foes' foes Be my foes?
The clouds are gathering Rumbling sound Thunderous clap Heavy wind blowing
Just when I was; depressed, Overwhelmed with solitude, Suppressed by loneliness And engulfed by the claws of boredom
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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A Perfect Night
A walk through the night
Before it gives birth to her own day
Just the night
Just me in the night
And few stars adorning her in her darkness.
My thoughts run far and wide
Shall I live alone in this lonely night?
My heart craves for a company.
And in the night I see light.
A full moon.
With a beautiful shining face in the darkness.
How shall I describe thee? .
One of a kind.
Seen once in a blue moon.
A knight in the night.
Even birds serenade thee.
Exalted is your smile.
That lights up a weary mind.