Friend nor foe
Named from above.
A gift from the yard of elegbara
Olagbegi's kicking hope.
A dashing beauty she's bestowed,
enough to light a father's grope.
Asake's grace in barrenness.
Off and on, she would not mind
'Come, and i will call you mine,
'Mother' till then i'll bear'.
Abiku! Abiku!! Abiku!!!
Touch her not, she might live
One who dines with ebora dudu,
a company when she is set to leave.
Your visit i do not beseech.
Your mercy i only seek.
Ekuru and eko wine to your descent,
gracing the feet of oluwere.
In tears you delight
Merriness you found in sorrow.
Leave and never come back
One who feeds on her mother's back.
Shame, you have cursed till eternity
In flame, yet you are never tamed.
One whose trowel never dries,
From the cries of hopeless eyes.
Copyright © Adeyela Adeyemi | Year Posted 2018