The Hand With The Night Lantern!

A tribute to a story of a woman whom I had read his story-Madam Ekundayo on Linkedin. I put myself out knowing him as one of his nearby neighbors to evoke some sense of poetic lines for her.

Darkness clout,
...even.....if the light simmers,
Asked me
Places of where...which...whose
Seek...of a eyes of a woman,
Whom we all relies heavily,
To lead us,rotten reeks
As we struggle with the sink,
Not of the common creeks,
Rather, the bare ground of dust.
We toil, soil albeitly,
Our sod of mistakes.

There is this woman,
Beacons light πŸ’‘ forth,
We darkly hounded,
Whom fate of whims,
Whips whispering whack,
Isn't life lives likewise for you?
Weighs or whether not,
Walter us with her wedge shoes,
Daily crecendoed penury, penance,
Tomorrow, famine, farmished, fark
Can't respite relieve rustling?
We down of the trodden,
since we are of the trek recluse.

A woman,
Old the  ageing age,
Holds the lantern forth,
 follow behind ravenous rage
we of  the  lost coins,
From the palms of origins,
 Behind her solace torch,
 Us to the ark of covenant,
Forth in her household,
Of many hinged fateous files,
Of the folds of nooks, crannies,
Whom sheltered her shield,
Over the seasons of years,
Over the years of scourge,
Hovering sucking souls.

Our king wasn't biblical David,
Whom she read from the colourful,
Of whom she said was holy stories,
We  sprout of the pagans enables,
The sins of our forefathers
Maybe we face the brute,
Mama said nay nor nil,
Her words are wisdom,
Let not our eyes close,
Least hunger hurt us,
Least fright fackled us,
Compact is her mission.

Her hope πŸ™ is our hold,
Her tread is our threshold,
Her garment is our garland,
Her seeing of us is a sight behold,
Much of all of ours,
Her lantern is the pattern toes,
For we eyes seek her eyes.

An assailed fruits gathered, 
In our young nascent foibles,
Feathered fatherless heirlooms,
Where each of birthed dilemma,
Mama will see and seek forth,
Forming a forclose colony,
From the evils of  kinsmen,
From the envious of neighbours.

What draws lingering fondly,
Is the way her weak hands,
Especially the right hand,
Grips a  drab coloured lantern,
As she treads around seeing, 
How we have fared sleeping,
In our journey against odds,
How we geared on flagging,
Onwards never backwards,
In here, it is life living,
We have nothing death,
 Thou banished you,
Anguish, Agony!

If not so but so,
We have a angelic mother,
Celestial if keenly eyed,
The same face of her mention,
She always read from her book,
Bows, kneel her christship,
We even said the lord's prayer,
We even recite the verses,
Unlike our folks' incantations,
Dread elusive, Drink water of life.

Recently, she passed away,
Heartbroken was the mourners,
Of the kind village Samaritan,
Called Mama Ekundayo, 
A woman holds rust metal,
Turns golden gold of brass,
picks the shady woven basket,
Oddly at wilful wish,
The open branches knotted back,
Fresh like morning dew,
The eyes she see crying,
Draw peace from her body,
The worst days aren't doom,
For many of the much just,
Because sheer is she.
View all 3 likes

Create An Ad Like Th...

Give your skills and business more visibility with NairaPen Ads. We'll...

View details
Dr Abiodun Anifow...

More from Phillips Tayo

Man Is Mankind.

A prosaic message about the same innate strive for perfection and art of imperfection that...

Phillips Tayo
2 years ago

Drunk 🍻 🍷 🍺

A poetic revelry inkling of a drunken man recounting his ordeals haughtily. In the midst o...

Phillips Tayo
2 years ago

Baba Alajo (thrift Collec...

Meet a man with full self-opinionated character of everybody while making exception of hi...

Phillips Tayo
2 years ago

Owo Town!

A tribute to the unexpected pilgrims who left for shores of their ultimately deaths in a s...

Phillips Tayo
2 years ago

My Neighbour's Wife!

A personal shocker of a relative experience culminating into the couple's separation leavi...

Phillips Tayo
2 years ago

You may also like

Hot Day

Something beautiful on a hot day...Let's just say that I'm in a bad mood 'cause I don't li...

Lemuel Ned
1 year ago


β€œHey boy,” a voice spoke to me. I knew full well that there was no one with me at the mome...

Damian King
2 years ago

Hatred Or Jealousy?

This was the third time I was visiting the toilet in three hours. It was frustrating as I...

1 year ago

What Do We Look Up To In...

A brief but concise writer's view of the reality show Big Brother which airs in Nigeria an...

Lawrence Enyinda...
1 year ago

Overseas (over-to-see)

I was not motivated by greed. I was a child who had a humbling and humiliating experience...

Edeh Chinecherem
2 years ago
Comments (0)

There are currently no comments for this article. Be the first to comment.

Support this Writer
Secured Payment in Dollars