DELIVERING MY PREGNANCY
DELIVERING MY PREGNANCY!
Am Pregnant! Yes Pregnant! And For You!
I tried an abortion but failed like a coup
Pregnant like a dove not like a turtle-dove
Not with a child but with your subtle-love
Pregnant like the succulent grasses of the rain forest
I’m lost in the amazing maze of mesmerizing interest
Pregnant like the clouds about to pour with zest
I’m lost in my conquest to find your love on hillcrests
I have been arrested beaten and molested
By the gods of interest and the demons of pursuit
Yet I never give up to pain and despair
Though I have a sprain yet I ascend your stairs
Not to rest but to deliver my pregnancy
Not in discrepancy but with all decency
I have the tendency to fail but all I ask is clemency
from your heart and soul where I hope there is vacancy
I have climbed the highest hills
Just to tell you how I feel
I have crossed the largest seas
Just to show you the future I see
I Have lived in valleys
Just to express my values
I have hunted for miles
Just to see you full of smiles
The winds of love bend the branches of my heart in one direction
The tides of your affection leave me with fondness as infection
The sun of your feelings hit me hard like electrons
The rainstorms of passion sting me like injections
In Pains yet in pleasure
In deserted plains yet I find you to treasure
Tho my emotions mount pressure
Yet I endeavor to give you leisure
Your lips is sweeter than refined colostrum
Your heartbeat is more sonorous than my subtle drums
Your skin is as cool and tender as the morning dew
Your words taste as sweet as the African woman’s stew
Forget Zuma and Abuja come with me to Kilimanjaro
Let me swear my love in the presence of Cupid’s arrow
Let us have an exchange of hearts and rings
Lets us leave my kins and live as queen and king.
Words would try, but ail
Verses would aim but fail
Thousands of poems may be to no avail
But let not your heart be veiled
Lovers may say; “till death do us part”
But I say; even death cannot cross our path
Just like a pair of dice
This love will toss us to paradise.
PREGNANCY OF FEELINGS FINALLY DELIVERED!—POTIUS SERO QUAM NUMQUAM [BETTER LATE THAN NEVER]
—TIJANI, Oluwamayowa Emmanuel!
About the Author
His prowess as the poet, writer and administrator saw him through as the editor-in-Chief of the much revered Mellanby Hall Press organization, (The first Hall of residence in any sub-saharan University). As the Editor-in-Chief, he drove the organization to being the best Press organization on campus in 2013[UCJ, CAMPUS TIMES AWARDS], as he was also awarded most outstanding Pressman for 2013 and 2014 (Campus Times award and JCI FOPA).
As a witty public speaker, Tijani became arguably the finest speaker on any Nigerian campus, following his win at the Nigerian Championship of Public Speaking (Abuja 2013). Till his exit from the University of Ibadan, he stood out as the university’s finest satirist via his numerous political prosaic renditions on and off social media. Tijani is currently serving his fatherland as a practising Journalist who wants the best for his country.