THE BROKEN TALE "written by" (OLAWALE ABIOLA MUNAWWARAH)


The Broken Tale


Today, let’s gather under the àràbà
Not for the tricker tales
Nor for the secret tales of the ghost land
It isn’t time for the tall tattle of tortoise.


Send message to Oníbàtá
Today,there would be no dance
Only words from the hurt
Message for the wise.

I bind the color
Let Alàbẹ̀bẹ̀ remain at Ìgbálẹ̀
I heed not the words of Ará-ọ̀run
The daughter of man has a story.

Hush not the voice of my mouth
Hearken the words of my heart
Today, I will tell my story
The BRO-KEN tale.

The effervescent wind blew my youthfulness
In the vivaciousness of ignorance
I rose in innocence
To unknown wickedness of the world.

The Olúayé did not prewarn me
Neither did Olùmọ́ràn-ìkà send an alert
So I danced to the drum of dissimulation
As I hugged the bustling of the world in admiration.

I have your back
Watching your front is my fealty
My eyes shall be yours
So were the words of Olù-da-yọ̀-nù.

Who seized the syrinx of the parrot?
For I heard not the warning of Ayékòotọ́
As I jolly in naivety.

Unknown of the worldiliness of the world
I ran to the open embrace of man
Glistening my thirty-two
Joyous as the trill of the skylark
Merry as a child – with no worries
I walked with the grace of a cat
Defted like a ballerina
Serotonin scampered my steps
To the mirage of trust and love.

Olúayé blinked an eye
Darkness engulfed my world
Promises broken.

Olù-da-yọ̀-nù has grained my salt
Spare me your poignant quotes
Hold your vow of optimism
For not all halves have the hope
To become whole again


Olawale Abiola Munawwarah 


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