(Wholesome Dedication to Ijose Tosin Joses Jenesaisquoi and Adriel Chi Onwukwe)
On a day,
When the sun shines the rays of fortunes
And happy birds sing the blessings of their tunes
When mercies come down like showers of rain
And hearts dance to the rhythm of joyful veins.
That was the day, we were born
That was the day we’ve chosen to come.
On that day,
When Intelligence and wisdom give away
And knowledge and understanding parade the bay
When eloquence and diligence march all the way
And wits and words bear the flag for the day
When talents and brilliance hold the sway
And ingenuity gathers drum and flute to play
That was the day we were born, that day…
When Kola and bitter nuts performed the rites
To pray many days and longer days to bite
When honey, salt and sugar were never scarce
To pray for a rosy life and a prosperous pies
When Alligator peppers stay knitted in their brownish shell
To pray for good words from all that they tell.
The day is today,
When the gods raise up their goblets in celebration
And angels blow the trumpet for a Birthday song.
Today is the day,
When we look back on those covered races
And climb ANOTHER STEP OF TIME.
…..A poem by a very special birthday mate : a poet and much more……