Poet-Today: Adema Damilola

The wind brings messages in its flight. We perceive these messages in different ways. Adema Damilola, our Poet-Today writes about the whirlwind in all its wild ways.

The Whirlwind of The Northern Way

Voo and voo its sound goes,

Kick and jam in the airways,
The tussle of the loots and chaffs,
Hit all its way that come,
Blurred and dimmed humans
In view at the display
Of its prowess.

Even the animates scurried,
Many lost in the lost of abode,
Pregnant women almost lay bare
When it tossed their attire adrift,
Children in tears as
The way to home they lost.

Until now,
I never subdue the thinking
Of my little hut
Blown off and made homeless,
My little head and hope.
Never and ever will I wish for one.
Of course, till today,
I bear the loss of our meeting.

Oh! northern wind,
Many will remember you
For nakedness,
Many for homelessness,
Many for blindness,
Many for orphan-hood,
But the land will always
Smile at your brooms
That sweep clean.

Adema Damilola is a graduate of English Studies from Adekunle  Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Ondo state , Nigeria. He hails from Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State. He is a teacher of English Language and Literature at the Federal Government College, Minna, Niger state where he grooms students in creativity and literary writing. His love for Literature is registered in a number of poems and short stories (in manuscripts). He is an artist with a flair for pencil work and painting.