Araiye (poem in Yoruba & English)

YORUBA

ARAIYE

Idamu oni pade e o
A imo asiko ni damu
E da

Kabiyesi olori akiyesi
Ton fera,
Ko ronti ola
Ori ki e je shon’fela

Iya’n bu omo re
Eyin ti oo gara te le
Ojo waju dey ba i ba i,
Omo no o rono ti e,

A imo asiko ni damu
Araiye, ore mi

Opolo itumo, ti’ awon mi
O kuuno
Dupe fun’Olorun araye e da.

Ti agogo orin ba le shee
Igbele fuun Oluwa
A dara ko tuun ro, ko ro

Sisi Egberaga
Baba Agbalagba
Mk Ojojo

Orita meta ni pada ti
Aje
Shekere ni iba di omoge
Igbale oko ofurufu omode

Bi e mi shen ro
Obirin lolorun Oba.

ENGLISH

OCCUPANTS ON EARTH

Confussion wouldn’t be your portion.
Mystry of the future blinds humanity,

King owner of the throne
Who abuses it
Not minding tomorrow,
His hype name is
‘Enjoyment, that’s life’.

Mother insulting her offspring
She’s also malnurished,
Tomorrow comes in hast,
Child doesn’t make headway.

Mystry of the future blinds humanity
My friend.

Sence of reasoning is delibrately
Not propotional
Thank God of mankind.

If a bell can keep vigil for
God
Its good for us to think, let’s think,

Proud lady
Elderly man
M.K Ojojo

T.junction is a meeting point
For witches
Dangling beads from the waist
Of a beauty queen,
Broom, air plane for a kid.

The way I think
Woman is GOD.

HABIB AKEWUSOLA
@akewusolahabib

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