You’ve been seeing much around town
Calm down now your nerves
Let them not get wrongly swerved
Can you hear it?
It’s the clock ticking
Ticking away all your worries and easing,
Easing you into a bliss welcoming
Can you see it,
Though it’s lit?
With its fading silver lining.
The sky is not always dark even in the dark
There’s always a light lining it’s lark
It’s there for you to wonder
And triumph even as you ponder.
Can you hear the cricket chirping?
Saying that life exists,
Outside the honking of traffic down the street.
Can you hear the gecko clicking?
With its ‘we all come back to nature’ sound And it’s true
Nature covers all.
The church bell is ringing now
Ringing new day and ways
To my weary ears and heart. I…
image credit: James Brown public funeral. Courtesy of NY Times
He never got good clothes
All he got last Christmas
Was a sleeveless jacket
From their neighbour’s leftover Ankara
Today, he got a pure white Dansiki
A very good pair of trousers to match
And beads around his neck
My little cousin(Jay) just 4 year old has been around for a while, after serving him lunch this afternoon, I asked him to give me from his food, but he refused. Then the following conversation ensued:
Me: Jay give me your food
Me: I will not give you food tonight
Jay: (runs to his mum) mum Tolu said she will not give me food Tonight
Mum: don’t mind her, I will give you food
Jay:(returns to the kitchen) my mum will give me foooooood!