31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 11- THINGS TURN AROUND- by Ridwan Adelaja

We have once stumped
The forest
When stumping was best;
Tilted,
When tilting was the
Pride of time.

We have once been crowned
With frankincense of gold; laurelled,
With
​ 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
Proud tongues
Became poor begging things.

We have once been gels
Before our glamour blew like dust
And flushed away like Clairol stains.

Daughter asking: 
Where are our pyramids?
Son demanding:
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.



Comments

  1. God help us in this nation and restore all lost glory. Apt and precise poem by a boss. Keep it up brother.

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  2. I love the poem... Beautiful flow,straight to the point and hitting the nail on the head.... God helps us... Bravo

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