He sits a dreary loner
With thoughts far out stretched
And memories loosened
Not the drip of water nor the chirping birds
Could erase the silence
No brolly has he, the rains persist
That walk he must take.
Miles apart, yet engraved in his heart
He sees daily but none so ravishing
His longings are deep, his quest defined
Desirous of more, he trudges on…
To the hopeful the day awaits
In ravishing radiance and ululations
With drumbeats, subtle harps
And days gone by, rather so, bemused in silence.
Today is, because yesterday was
Of a birth and growth
Through joys and sorrows
Enduring paths, evergreen to him
For with a journey, comes an arrival.
About the poet:
My name is Kada Lawrence Ngbale a post graduate student with the Bolton Business School studying for an MSc in International Management. I am a researcher and an aspiring writer with interests in developmental studies which I intend to pursue as a doctoral student. I hope to, after working with an international organisation, establish a cultural centre and museum in Numan, a town sitting on a promontory by the River Benue in Nigeria.