Adesua, the bush lamp oil that refuses to dry
Your mild beams, sun dry leaves to life
You are the opening of new foliage
The happy song of chirping birds
Overfed with milky grains
Adesua, daughter of my natal earth
I will sing your name like a minstrel
Draw the woodpecker out of door
Chant the forest’s core and my kindred
With the juggling drums of my love
You that burnt your fingers for me
You that lie with empty stomach just for me to eat
The first cock crow met you at the stream
With a beaker of water for me
Adesua, pristine foliage of roosting sun
The Osier that beams in my nights
Tramping in the forest of thorns
I would sing you a lullaby if you were a child
Who will say the antelope has a better shawl
Or the dappled leopard with chameleon skin
Which changes with the sunny rills from the raw
Than your melanin like water, rinse on the reaps
Adesua, my hilltop sunflower
Dancing in resplendent twirls
No broken seed, no bursting powder
Nor the surreal sun that wilts on the hill
I will seek you beyond the shadow of the aging moon
Our love shall bloom from the depth
I’ll bathe you with coconut water and rinse your hue
Written by : Michael Afenfia
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Wow, amazing! Poetry at its best. I’m feeling like Adesua now. Haha! This is very beautiful!!!!
This poem is extraordinary. Joseph, the way you bring characters to life with words is second to none. Don’t ever stop writing Man!
You can’t stop amazing me can you?
It’s great 👍
Wow! This is lovely.. Big ups
when I read this piece I marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such intelligence unto men. nice one bro.
wow! nice piece!
This is real good!
thumbs up bro!
wow! awesome bro… this is creativity!!!
So wonderful.. Nice one
Wow, this top notch!!! Go Joseph, go!!
Awesome piece bro..ur choice of words are superb
Wow, wow, wow!!! I’m blown away!!
This is really beautiful and well written. The narration is perfect. I love how you narrated your imagination to reality.
I imagined Susu
A finely crafted piece, one that leaves Adesua melting into rainbow colours. Nice one, Joseph. Nice one.
Beautiful, beautiful!! This is the most beautiful poem I’ve seen in a while. Well done!
Beautiful, beautiful poem. I’m awe stricken. Keep writing!
Mehn..this poem is what I’ll term world class.
Te amo.!!!! Perfect
Beautiful!!! Totally brilliant! You’re my favorite writer now!
Whoa! This poem. oh, this poem!!! I’m so in love
You’re amazing young poet.
This is completely amazing. I love it
I’m yet to recover from your amazing story and here I am, gasping at another masterpiece. I’ll be on the lookout for you bro. You’re a fine writer, you came almost ready-made. Keep writing, always.
Nice poem. Real good!
Poetry at its best.
Wow, wow, wow!! Great poem. Love at its best!
Wow, amazing!!! Good poem, great poet!
Wow, wonderful! It’s rare seeing people who combine prose and poetry effortlessly and here you are, doing it well. Wonderful poem bro.
Amazing poem. Keep writing.
Great poem!! I’m totally amazed! I could feel Adesua melting on seeing these words.
Good!!! You’re truly an amazing writer. Oh, how well you command words!
Good poem. This is simply extraordinary. I hope you own a chapbook someday.
Powerful!!!! I’ve no words, none at all. You’re amazing.
This is great! Born to write! Never relent!
Oh, my word!! This is so beautiful!!!
So much beauty in such Short lines.
Beautiful, Man. Really, really beautiful!!!
I am marvelled. This is by far the best poem on love I’ve read this year. Wow!
This is awesome!!
Wonderfully written!!!! So much love in between carefully crafted lines. Well done!
This is pure beauty