My padis for life
Who would with me, savour the feelings
Either good or bad it might be
Lying side by side sharing our compartments
Gifts brought we share evenly
Never minding who owns it unless specified
We receive new visitors daily without rejecting them.
Cries of some bothers our peace
While the warmth and cool of some brings smile to our walls.
We always envisage the blowing of the trumpet
For our welcome party was by two ferocious fellows
I particularly couldn’t bear the awe
They gave the chance to run but I fit exactly into their nails
Where else to go?
With some questions, we became closest and dearest friend,
They sent me company five times daily
The beauty of the ‘’handsomes’’ varying
Was shown beautiful abodes so lofty and great
With thrones raised high
Heard voices mellifluously dashing
Although was told I would, the gazes of the voices later see
‘’Padis’’ they were where no one dear dare,
The darkest abodes not more than accommodating for me
Illuminated by the white matters in my eyes
Yawning, I can’t
Would definitely be greeted by the brown red sand
O! hot and chilly!
Raising my head gives it a blow
From the unforgiving punches of the iroko wood
My white bathed in the cleansing chemicals of the dusts
Me! A whole me, that can shuttle from malay to yankee,
Within the four walls of ibadan
All within a day!
Now restricted to a tiny room and parlour.
Oh! If not for my ‘’padis’’
The angels of Rahmah
Invited by my deeds and-
Led through by Munkar and Nakeer.
Shown the path by no one else than-
The grim reaper
The End to pleasures
Who didn’t consider my age
My family and degree
My worth and pedigree
Oh! Malakul Maut told me
He is a fan of no One
He has been watching me since
Escape I can’t I was informed.
An inevitable end
Despite my hatred for you
Sure the love you have-
In taking me to my final abode of peace I do forget.
Tarry a while please
Wait till I finish my mission
Come when I would be most accepted
By my lord!
And my ‘’padddis’’ who I know are for life
Who are grave yard mates,
Who are grave mates,
And finally jannah mates.