Black Poetry : EPA DOMOR (A TRIBUTE TO AN AFRICAN FATHER)

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    Okonta kosi New Member MEMBER

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    Baami oo
    Strong and elegant as the Iroko.
    A firm shelter in a raging storm.

    Ogbuefi 1
    Who daily strives to put a roof on our heads.
    Who daily defies the intense sun in order to fill our tables with choicest delights
    Who daily endures taunts and curses in getting money to send us to school.

    Far above rubies, we treasure you
    As you have taught us the value of honesty.
    Rarely dishing out whippings which instilled the essence of a disciplined lifestyle in us.
    Daily reeling in words of wisdom to shapen our future.

    A conduit of wealth, you turned us into.
    Teaching us to never depend on anyone else for wealth
    Drilling the consciousness of self worth into our little minds.

    We forgive your absence papa.
    For we now know of your noble intents.
    Your inescapable toils to keep the family wheels going.

    We now understand your unspoken gestures of love.
    Those smiles that was plastered your face when we triumphed
    And the doubled efforts you undertook to finance extra classes when we struggled.

    Abaye
    Though you are very reserved,
    We will trumpet your goodness to the world.
    Drawing the audience near with actions that portray the great principles that you instilled in us.
    Ultimately ensuring that your legacy never fades out.
    #BASHORUN
     
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    :hello: Okonta kosi ... Welcome Welcome Welcome ... :wave:

    Thank you for joining us and sharing such a beautiful tribute to your Father! ... :bowdown:

    It made me long to know him, and feel as if i did, by the end.

    Beautiful work ... I am sure he is very proud of you! ... :love:

    Please make yourself at home, because you are!

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee