Omolewa, Omodara Odejo by Adebayo Smartfingers

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Omolewa, omodara odejo

 

Thou beauteous of beauties

 

Thy gait of feline grace

 

and spotless charming face

 

hath enough to get man drunken

 

Drunkenness above Oguro’s doing

 

Such drunkenness, folks tag, madness

 

Verily, Madness doth seems profane

 

But madness for thy love poses sane

 

Eyinju-ege's eyes glow in blinding brilliance

 

And Ibadi-aran’s waist sways charmingly

 

but thy beauty robs theirs off meaning

 

Truly, it shames them all!

 

In every step thou take

 

Others doth imitate

 

And whatsoever thou doest

 

Every maiden taketh interest

 

Thy smile…

 

Oh thy smile!

 

The morning sun doth envy

 

Even the new moon won’t boast of such glow

 

Let the night come with its darkness

 

I will lit no lamp, the rays of thy eye will do

 

Let winter come with its chilliness

 

Thy bodily warmth hath good a cover

 

Thy father call me lazy, thy mother too,

 

Maybe, maybe I say, maybe it’s true

 

But even the lazy do have some pride

 

My father is a productive farmer,

 

Me, your unrepentant lover!

 

Thou art my profession, my day and night busyness

 

A bag of cowries for dowry, I have not

 

My lady, vain spoils doth rot

 

I’d kept all treasures in a chest

 

Tucked away in my heart, they rest

 

Fleeing treasures of life are weaklings

 

They stand frailty to the monster, time

 

Though, thousands of suitors swamp thy hut

 

I won’t waver; Nay, I won’t bother

 

In the market square of life

 

thousand buyers doth hover on a good

 

But only one buyer doth take it home

 

I stand the one, the very sweetness in thy honeycomb!

 

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