We have once stumped
When stumping was best;
When tilting was the
Pride of time.
We have once been crowned
With frankincense of gold; laurelled,
un-matching pendant and renowned
Even beyond our shores.
We have once been servers
Before the table turned around
And, servers became the served,
Givers became takers and
Became poor begging things.
We have once been gels
Before our glamour blew like dust
And flushed away like Clairol stains.
Where are our pyramids?
Why is our naira slim?
ADELAJA, Ridwan Olayiwola’s skill in poetry is a result of private reading and intensive deep thinking. Following his venture into poetry, he had written broadly on a number of themes and has many of his art featuring on many online poetry platforms, e-book poetry anthologies and magazines. He is currently a student pursuing degree in Pure and Applied Physics in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo state. He is a member of the Society of Young Nigerian writers, a member of the campus ambassadors and one of the newly endorsed ambassadors of the National Tolerance Academy (season III).
Ridwan is a Student Journalist and an active online poet.