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Heaven’s Passage: Poems by Toyin Bakare

Image: Pixabay.com
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HEAVEN’S PASSAGE
(For Umar Shola Bakare)

We shall
One day
Tiptoe
As a gentle walking shadow
On virgin path
Where
Cherry trees dance like
Gentle Daffodils on ancient Okun*
There,
Sorrow smiles not
I say,
We shall live
Like ageless heaven
In company of our forebears
True!
We shall
One day
Kick the shroud
——-
Okun*: An ancient River
______________________

OSUN RIVER

The Sleepless Goddess
Beneath your watery feet
I stand
Questing for your praise…
Osun!
Aged
Yet,
Beautiful
As rainbow
Of twilight
______________________

WE DWELL IN HER WOMB

We are living
Also,
Wandering
In her concave womb
As prodigal

We bend
To her sway
Like prostrated trees
In an uncombed bush
A smile she takes
Upon
Our abode
Yes,
She hushes us
Sadden bliss
Life!
Your art is cruel
______________________
Poems © Bakare Ibrahim
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Toyin Bakare
Toyin Bakare
Bakare Ibrahim Toyin is a native of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Bakare is an undergraduate student of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University. His works have appeared both online and in literary magazines.

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