Babatunde Aremu


Worthy Neighbour


We were not born by the same parents
His blood varies from mine
We were not related at all
Perchance we came together
Sharing the same roof
Breathing similar air
Drinking same water
In joy, he is there
He shares in my griefs
The first I see daily
The last to bid me good night
He is my integral part
Closer than a blood brother
He is my worthy neighbour
Ever faithful, never failing
If you have a good neighbour
Cuddle him or her
Never allow any crack to occur
For a worthy neighbour
Is worth more than many brothers afar

Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Dedicated to my neighbours whom we have shared every thing together for more than a decade

Comments about this poem (Worthy Neighbour by Babatunde Aremu )

  • Gold Star - 4,658 Points Michael Walkerjohn (10/27/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    Aloha Babatunde...

    Well done my friend.. nothing like living in the city of good neighbors, [He is my integral part]... This particular line does provide the center or base of your submission, or so I believe... as I have promised... I will read your posts and share my thoughts of your works with you... all of the best from thi life, to you, and all of your relations... Michaelw1two. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (6/18/2013 2:56:00 PM)

    A delightful poem. We all deserve good neighbours. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (6/17/2013 7:21:00 AM)

    Fine poem, we can all relate to it,10 (Report) Reply

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