31 DAYS OF POETRY- DAY 14- NIGHT IN DEAR AFRICA- by Wale Owoade



Before the dawn takes charge
Of this intimate night,
A shy virgin girl will cry on
Stained sheet
A lover will be gone like
Night flight
Leaving thick semen on her
Bare thigh

Dawn: A Child will be born without a father.

Before the first dew fall
On this sacred earth,
A door will be banged and
Broken
A deep ghetto voice will make man
Face floor
Leaving thick fear on
All face

Dawn: A new family T.V. set is gone.

Before the first cock crow
On those sleepy ears,
A time will come before the
Dawn time
A death will match on some with
Lamplights
Leaving thick slope as
Night cries

Dawn: A still body laid down for requiem.

Night then packs at sun reign,
Tongue out – to the dawn.






Wale Owoade is a Nigerian born poet and creative writing Editor based in Ilorin. He was first published as a poet in Dverse Anthology of Contemporary World Poets, published by Plum White Press In the U.S. Since then, his works have appeared in Anthologies in Nigeria and South Africa. He is finishing up a double major in History and International Studies in the University of Ilorin. He writes at http://waleowoade.wordpress.com and can be reached on facebook at http://facebook.com/waleowoadeprofile
 





Comments

  1. I love this...amazing!

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  2. i luv dis''its awesomw,,,,may i hav it on my page,,,pliz...

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  3. Before the dusk arrives, the dawn would have left so much in its wake. . . Africa.

    I like!

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  4. Magical yet sad.. I don't know if those two things fit together but I love the way the poem made me feel anyway!

    :)

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