A solitary gardener I was rendering the garden under my watchful eyes. Bones grew weary as the day strolls piecemeal. Like Adam's was there a helpmeet for me to make lighter heavy burden Her beauty transcends Belinda's and Her heart could drive nut the oceans. I'd let smile fly out of its nest: my mouth as she steps out to our pretty garden Her feet are graced with flamboyance In no time, all and sundry envied me. The penultimate night; a lonely star appeared forlorn in the sky. My mind never did listen to what the star was about to say. My deaf ears grew active. I felt a valiant emptiness that occupy me strongly like Greek soldiers with gifts. All I wanted to achieve get done reluctantly Yet my ears were locked away from omens. When the day came to welcome tragedy Rivers flowed backward; air fell like rain. My flower vase fell shattering my rose Her juice left my life never to return. I now exist in the shadow of my past where falling in love has become a gall and the sweet gall; my joyful agony I've learnt to live in betwixt two worlds.
About the Poet:
Tosin Morakinyo is an eclectic writer. His dynamism in writing has fetched him astounding accolades from all and sundry. He’s an actor par excellence as well as a poet with a peculiar niche rooted in the culture of the African tradition. He has written many poems with a view to righting the wrongs in the society.