Poems by Adamu Usman Garko

Adamu Usman Garko
Adamu Usman Garko is a student (SS1) in Gombe, Gombe State, Nigeria. A poet and story writer. His work has previously appeared at The Arts-Muse Fair, Poetry planet, praxis magonline, daily trust.
Yesterday we studied that day before
Our fatherland was rich with glossy soil
That even histories told us we are now
Eating our flesh
That we cannot eat the soil’s wetness
Yesterday my teacher held my hand
In the darkness
Of lightness
She said if it’s day before yesteryears I was born
I would have looked more stronger, healthier and
More cultural than now
I was angry like carved stone of my neighbour
I walked into the past and discover why I need to be
Reborn into the past and disappear.
Into her ears I swelled a tale that look
Like a strange thunder in a village
She looked at my sayings and saw
Another reason in me why she needs
To carry my face like a filth in her
Dream comes like a wind in a bucket
It sings,sings and wag its tail
Look at the strange people living
Around the bucket walls
Just too tiny to be wave by its saltiness.

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