One night of love is better than 10 years of scorn
One night of warmth is better than 10 years of touch
One night of still is better than 10 years of beef
One night of peace is better than 10 years of fist
One night of hug is better than 10 years of hurt
One night of clap is better than 10 years of slap
One night of dance is better than 10 years of pounce
One night of humour is better than 10 years of horror
One night of succour is better than 10 years of murmur
One night of closeness is better than 10 years of nearness
One night of heartbeat sinks deeper than 10 years of drumbeat
one night could s-t-r-e-t-c-h into years, I bet you wish
but for the nastiness of years.
Like a con artist,
it accompanies the integrity of love
but resists commitment,
could forsake its bargain of time and season.
With its face set as a flint,
it looks away in times of need.
It feels indebted to no one
even after reaping the fruit of your labour.
It’s proud and keeps you in the prayer house.
Like a lottery,
it welcomes millions of believers but favours a few.
It is smart to dangle the glitters of the future but cunning
to conceal the pain of abruption.
Two celestials outsmarts its plague-
the heart and the mind.
The mind cheats the eyes,
the heart beats the fact.
Love is revived in memories.
The mind embalms with scents of love
The heart preserves in hopes of joy
This ash of flesh is retained for love
if you savoured every moment of the night and stars
(not worried about the years.)
The mind engraves on the heart what is forever.
With gratitude you breathe
though the tears of wishes flow.
- Tinubu’s Turn - June 2, 2023
- Soludo’s Commissioner Emerges New APGA National Chairman - June 1, 2023
- Tinubu’s Inauguration: A New Chapter for Nigeria – CAN - May 30, 2023