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Maitama i remember,
as i sit by the coast of Niger.
There i'll always weep,
when i remember maitama.

For our culture has put us asunder,
it required from us a price.
What greater price has love,
than to lay its life for one.

As cold winds of harmattan upon a dry lips,
so is the absence of your love a whip upon my soul.
As the rains floods our village with waters,
so those happiness floods my spirit with the thought of you.

My love and my life,
wish i could make you my wife.
Art thou still in thy father's bosom?
or in the arms of a stranger?

Maitama i remember,
as i sit by the coast of Niger.
There i 'll always weep,
whenever i remember Maitama

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  1. Date: 2/22/2010 4:16:00 AM
    Really sad, but I love it. Charles

  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Ololade and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Ololade! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:37:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 12/4/2009 7:30:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Ololade! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 4:37:00 PM
    appears to me, a sad tone of sentimental issues, if not conflict from different cultures and practices- hausa vs yoruba? well a good way to express your feelings- i hope you've let it all out? baba ni yen!

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 12:43:00 PM
    Many congrats on your iece being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 4:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poem being featured this week Ololade. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 12:53:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured Oloade >> James

  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:00:00 AM
    Excellente write. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A. W.

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 7:40:00 AM
    I HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE BUT THIS IS A GREAT WAY OF USING POETRY TO PAINT PLACES. you are such an awesome talent. keep writing. you are great