Below is the poem entitled Olas From The Niger To Debbie Guzzie which was written by poet
Osita. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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From the distance shores of the Niger
I have come, O good friend
With glittering 'Ola ocha and ola edo' from our ancient river
As precious presents to you my good friend
From the treasury fold of my grandfather
O friend, I brought these these olas in honor of our friendship
As time's feet crawl and crawl little further
O friend I pray the sea of life spares your sailing ship
Here from the dark hole of my oil-rich black field
O friend I wire prayers across the Atlantic Ocean
As your birthday balloons dance in the open field
O friend may God package more glorious years with passion
Dedicated to Debbie Guzzie.
Note: ola ocha and ola edo are silver and gold in Igbo tribe in West Africa
Niger is the biggest river in Nigeria
I have said this before and must continue saying it. Among the wonderful people on earth Deb is the best. This is the least I can offer on her birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEB!