‘Happy Valentine’s Day!!! My Good people! and Happy New year to you too, I hope your year is up to a beautiful start.
I certainly have perfected the art of retreating into my shell and not sharing my many thoughts with you.
I’m hoping that this year will be different and I will no longer wear my “introvertedness” as a quilt.
I do have one story I’ll share with you before the first quarter is over.Its a story about a Heart I know or at least I think I know.
The best way to summarise it would be to say something along the lines of ” The Fine Art of Leaping ” Or This Heart Leaped! ” I haven’t decided which accurately describes it. I’m still tinkering with the idea of making it a two or three-part post.
Now that’s’ out of the way, I read the Sonnet below earlier on today and I believe it will be unkind of me, if I fail to share it with you. It made me smile, and giggle. Yes I am a softie and I absolutely Love LOVE!!!
Before you start reading Chiedu’s Sonnet, I just have to say I have a thing for Love expressed in its pure and most indigenous form. Think of the words from Tosin Martin’s “Olo Mi ” , Dipo’s “Be Your Man” or Asa’s “Bamidele”, I’ve always believed that expressing emotions indigenously (especially Yoruba) carries more weight. I also have a thing for Pomegranates, I don’t know what it with this fruit but it makes me happy…ok bye.
“Mo Ni Fe Re” Words by Chiedu Ifeozo | Badilisha Poetry – Pan-African Poets
The phone rings and its you
My heart sings, this is true
But I act like it doesn’t mean a thing
Like your voice isn’t my medicine
I can’t wait to see your face
And feel the lines on your palm
Kiss your smile
Chill for a while
Mo ni fe re
Words simply cant explain
You get me, such beauty in simplicity
You hold me up, when I’m uncertain
You’re there, no matter how far away
Jo soro die die
I want to savour every second
The weight of every word
The depth of every emotion
Don’t go away again,
I hate missing you this way
I keep counting down the days
Mo wa nibi yi
O wa ni be
I wake up to your call
I only wish you were here
But your voice rescues me
And I know it’ll be a good day
Even when I make mistakes
You see the sun behind the eclipse
And for that I’ll always be thankful
Your love for me is beautiful
O dara pupo
What’s cool is even with everything
The one thing I cant live without is you
Everyday you make me feel like a winner
Its clear, you only make me better
Oluwa ti fun mi layo, Ayo mi tun de
Everyday I thank God I found you
Ma ri e laipe
Mo ni fe re
- L e a p i n g !!