May 13, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Samuel Ayoade






I will pronounce your name, Maria

I will pronounce you

Upon the hills of Lebanon

down the straits of Gibraltar

Upon the hills of Kigali

Down the subsaharan arids

Even in the face of Agatu’s sword

I will stand and stride a horse

And declare your name, Maria.


You are fair

Fairer than angels

Lucifer is jealous

That the beautiful ones

Are finally born.


Your smile

Is a toxin

Sending cold warmth

Down the spine of the gods

Whose heart skips

The skippings of deers

On the hills of Rwanda.


Listen to the voice in this voicelessness

And the mime of words unspoken

And the echoes of unsaid words

Which are all encoded

In this unwritten scroll

As I pronounce your name, Maria.

I will pronounce you.









Samuel Ayoade

Samuel Amazing Ayoade (Blazing Pen) is an Oyo-based actor, singer and writer, born on the 27th of March, 1995. He has been published on various poetry blogs and featured in the BLACK COMMUNION POETRY ANTHOLOGY by Wale Owoade. He has several christian movies and musical tracks to his credit. He is the founder of Chrysolite Writerz Team. A Nigerian, a scientist but artistic in heart.

He blogs at: chrysolitewriterz.wordpress.com and samuelamazing.indonesiaz.com


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