hold me tight,
with your lips
take me to your paradise.
let’s sing this hymn
in unity, with one voice,
on a well-designed podium.
lift me up, sing to my ears songs,
with the sweetness in a baby’s voice,
call me to order.
like a police officer, parade me
into your crime world –
you the protagonist
$ I, the antagonist.
let’s fight this war together –
i’ll be the sword $ you’ll be the shield
and we’ll win the battles as warriors.
let’s create a story
on this matrimonial platform
that would be stained by your red kiss.
let me voyage through your homeland,
visit your kinsmen
with my mightiness.
Adigun Temitope Idealism is the Editor-in-Chief of The Jacksonite
Magazine 2017/2018 section of the Department of Mass Communication. He
is also Editor-in-Chief of BLACK PRIDE Magazine.
He’s a creative writer, freelance journalist and Street photojournalist.