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Best Ibadan Poems

Below are the all-time best Ibadan poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of ibadan poems written by PoetrySoup members


OUR BUILDING(4 University of Ibadan Students' Union Building
Our convergent joint
The rallying  point
Mecca to the Pastors and Sisters
Jerusalem to the “Alhajas and Alfas”
Refuge to the weak
Shield to the strong
Nowhere on campus like...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, nostalgia, philosophybody,
Form: I do not know?



WE . . .NOT FRUSTRATED(Prof. Olufemi Bamiro)UIVC
WE . . .  NOT  FRUSTRATED

Those whose mouth  speak and ooze 
Only fire of a voluble vibrating vocabulary 

Those whose sin is...

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Categories: ibadan, devotion, faith, inspirational, peoplefire, fire,
Form: I do not know?
YORUBA
Brobdingnagian people of wealth
Possessing sinewy warriors of health
Brawny nature makes empires shiver
City wall stronger more than ever. 

The people of great black magic
Though they are...

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Categories: ibadan, people, world, people, people,
Form: Epic
PERSERVERANCE BREEDS SUCCESS
PERSERVERANCE BREEDS SUCCESS

Jss One was an insult, I cried
Like time should hit full stop,
My breakfast was sweet without
Salt,
My parents tasted like this evil
Citrus,
I continued to...

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Categories: ibadan, artsweet, sweet,
Form: Ballade
75 MILES
I journey for love on 75 miles
With admiration for your love

I walk pace the hill of 75 miles
With respect for your person

I swim through an...

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Categories: ibadan, love, romance, love,
Form: Couplet



For Him
When in April 2013
Her soul fled... ignited
Like a car engine...
Still, he steered hard on her timid face

Oh passion mixed with tension
Even at a Praying Ground?
On...

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Categories: ibadan, imagination, kiss, love, metaphor, romance, sensual,
Form: Free verse
BALUBA LOVE
A perfect plain in the Sub Sahara

Discerning screens, Japanese Madara

Your frame formidable despite design

Why shan't I sing aloud about your shine?

Your songs of praises serenades...

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Categories: ibadan, africa,
Form: Ode
THE UNWANTED PRIEST
Only on his palm were cowries
And thread-cloaked bullhorn found.
Only on his neck we found 
The  coral beads of truth and courage.
Only on  his...

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Categories: ibadan, devotion, faith, history, life, people, love,
Form: I do not know?
COME WITH ME
COme with me to the
shrine
Let us deliberate on
the plight
Of our beloved
country
The gods are waiting
to hear from us.
Here is your sit,
face me so that 
I could...

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Categories: ibadan, anger, art,
Form: Narrative
AS THEY LEAVE (2)
As they leave
They leave with us nothing but an empty
Treasure to treasure which even Judas Iscariot
The disciple’s Treasure cannot measure
And treasure with pleasure.

As they leave,
They...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, allegory, education, history, people
Form: I do not know?
"AJOROSUN"
Only at the top of “Mapo” Hill
Lies the old but tattered roofs 
Of the ancient city of Ibadan
"Ajorosun" the second largest in Africa

Archaic modern city...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, family, friendship, history, life, mother,
Form: Free verse
Longing Thought
To Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

Do you remember Sade?
Do you remember yesterday we flew kite
at the cloudy street of Ibadan?
Do you remember how I channelled your 
thought...

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Categories: ibadan, art,
Form: Didactic
JOURNEY PAUSED
Our journey got paused 
I insisted to the passengers
Let’s sleep on our way
We got to the Ibadan garage 1.05am
Then, we move on ‘morrow morning 
Dissenting...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, allegory, friendship, funny, life, time
Form: Blank verse
STILL TRAPPED
We got trapped for seven hours 
We couldn’t un-trap ourselves
From the dungeon of the road
Couldn’t call or receive calls
Was indeed incommunicado 
Sim card got stuck...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, allegory, imagination, life, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
A DANCE OF NO TUNE
Twisting up my body emboldened
Hyping my spirit to Planet 9
Thrusting gently my soul to an off beat
Jerking up my feet in no fete
Throwing hands in...

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Categories: ibadan, angst, anniversary, history, people, dance, dance,
Form: Free verse
Women Revolt
Weaker sex we’re known and termed,
We are made idle like lexis
Without structure to construct sentences.

They treat us as infants for we’re fragile;
To rear offspring we’re...

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Categories: ibadan, art, faith, introspection, men, men,
Form: Epic
Whispers
And this song fell out from my father's lips:
Of boys learning to drop the corpse of their
parents' bodies on the high mountain of Jos, 
Of...

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Categories: ibadan, abortion, abuse, africa,
Form: Blank verse
So
My mind distills away.
Scraps from the underworld.
Of education, tradition and media shit.

I'm tired of caring.
Sick of hearing, if I could.
Control my ears closed.

Block them from...

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Categories: ibadan, feelings, fun, gothic,
Form: Free verse
Nigeria
Author: Okechukwu Iroegbu
Title: Let them hear...

Let them hear...
From the hills of Isuikwuato
My sleepy hilly land'e
From my new'est bride Uyo
To the ancient muds of Enugu
From Makurdi's...

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Categories: ibadan, africa
Form: ABC
Reflecting Voice
Tomorrow will come to mind soon
when we'll part ways to come again.
We will forget yesterday we cried rain,
we will remember  the meatless meal
we shared...

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Categories: ibadan, abuse, africa, anger, anxiety, art,
Form: Blank verse
AGAIN,THEY STRUCK
Again,
they struck with a stroke.

This time ,
of a Tony Tonero on their list.

Four stroke handed to him,
in a court of no justice.

Twostripes of cane for...

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Categories: ibadan, angst, devotion, life, lost love, passion,
Form: Free verse
DUSTING OFF THE KINGDOM
I kissed the bed bye
With a dusty blipping lip 
I couldn’t dust off with water
For dusting the dust off my body
Means to be in love...

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Categories: ibadan, adventure, angst, life, nature, places, perspective,
Form: Free verse
WHERE COULD HE BE?
Panic shook her spinal cord
Her hands trembles with troubles
Her voice became thicker and deeper
Like that of a baritone
Losing count of her made calls
To her kinsmen...

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Categories: ibadan, confusion, faith, family, health, mother, son,
Form: I do not know?
ON A STAGE ABOVE THE BEYOND(For Ogunyinka Damola 2nd Year)
For Ogunyinka Damola Ebenezer 2nd Year Remembrance



Of Illness of a Damola
Of Death to an Ebenezer
Of Disappearance of a Linguist
Of Eternal Ascension of a Living soul
To...

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Categories: ibadan, anniversary, death, friendship, life, death, death,
Form: I do not know?
My City
Seed of anthropology
Blue-print of ancient antique
Antecedence of brown skin politic 
Deity to pre-colonial centralised culture 

A republic with institutionally adorned grace for violence
Bodija (they are...

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Categories: ibadan, 1st grade, africa, city,
Form: Free verse