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Tokunbo,

Your arrival is long over due…
Our expectations grew grays in search of
your arrival
Mama now mingles with worms
Somewhere beneath our feet is her homeland
Underneath sandy blanket she sleeps in eternity…

Tokunbo,

Your arrival is long over due…

Your pictures were my pain reliefs
Till expiration caught them unaware
Our households gasp under fear
Intruders were our august visitors
Knocks on our doors were that of the creditors
We remained giants amidst debtors
Thanks to little bad debts.

Tokunbo,

Your arrival is long over due…
Somewhere around our bushy backyard
lies lifeless Ireti, little sister was her nickname
Does her name still echo in you?
Her dreams sleep beside her in six feet.

Tokunbo,

Wipe off the crocodile tears
Your arrival is long over due
Sick bed sucks my breaths faster
As my breaths endure under gasp
My ancestors beckon from unsighted world…
Paint not the roads in colours
Save the liquor from wastage
After my eyes are shut forever.

Hmmmmm! Tokunbo, welcome from over the sea.

 

Olholhadey2016

(Ololade Akinlabi)

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