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To My Unborn Child

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To My Unborn Child

Faraway in an unknown
Unknown distant land
Land she sleeps
And wake all alone
All alone she lives
Lives and waits
Waits for me to come
Waits for me to come
Come take her to be 

Every morning
In that faraway
Distant and unknown 
She sings and sweeps 
Like the African Woman 
she is!

...Inside her
Is my child
Yet unborn...

It is to you
My unborn child
That this address is to...

...My child
Whenever, Wherever 
and Whichever
Way you choose to come
Into this world
May you meet this as a 
From me to you!!!

...I am your father
Pride you are to me
See you not I may
And see you I may
But let it ring down in 
That a pride to me
You are...

...This world you are
Coming into
Is a ugly beautiful place
A hopefully hopeless city
A beautiful city
With ugly villages
Which houses men
Of different varied 
And women
Whose animalistic 
Are covered with 
glowing skins
And ready made 

...I had done my part
My part to bring you 
And leave for you
A lot of deeds
Both good and not too 
Also bad and not too 
I had done my part
To bring you hither
In the best vessel 
And grow will you
In this truly wicked 
To be nice and 
Till you strive and 
To make it 
Better than you met it...
Just like I
Your father...

...You know me not
My unborn child
But my news you hear
From that which is your 
Of the too many bads
That I did
And of too few goods
That by me are done.
Struggle! Struggle!!
My dear Unborn Child
To better my deeds
And better your lots
For the betterment of 
the world!...

...Though it be cruel to 
Fight to abrogate 
Though it be ugly to you
Struggle to promote 
Though it be a hell for 
Endeavour to create a 
heaven in it.

...For the world
Is always not what 
It seem to be
And in it
Nothing remains as it is
For so long a time
Like Mariama Ba's
Long Letter!...

...So my dear child
Learn from my story
Avoid my pitfalls
Use my strengths
Understand my 
And drink from my 
wisdom pot 
And it shall better you...

You are
My Unborn Child...

Copyright © Adesina Idris Dolapo

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:21:00 PM
    Nice to read your write this eve. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:56:00 PM
    Adesina, congratulations on giving Tracie, "What she rEaLlY rEaLlY WaNt-ed" always~ PD.....

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 5:22:00 AM
    This is a great write indeed! Congratulations on your awesome win my dear Adesina! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:34:00 PM
    this sure is a sincere and heartfelt poem if I 've ever seen one. Congrats on your fine win.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:28:00 AM
    Adesina congrats on your win, great dedication...David

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Adesina xx

    Idris Dolapo Avatar Adesina Idris Dolapo
    Date: 12/18/2012 4:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tanx am blushing
  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:45:00 AM
    It almost inappropriate to post congratulation on a poem written about such an impressive subject. But I do. Soup mail will follow..... later today(running out) To my unborn child is a very very very moving poem.......... :-) Ellie Daphne

    Idris Dolapo Avatar Adesina Idris Dolapo
    Date: 12/18/2012 4:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ellie