Poetry

June 8, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Bolaji Akinwande Akintola

 

 

Mwalimu

 

 

I

 

His medulla oblongata howls

He reads on the page

Like gritting teeth:

TRIPHTHONGAL

His tongue fumbled:

SOLITERRANEOUS

But, there for him

Like a phillumenist

He collects and wedges

To his brain like cuneiform

He made him tongued it

And dictioned it for him

Now his oral cavity

Wow these lips:

BIOLUMINESCENT

 

 

II

 

He is  a sage

The pencil stub

He is as encyclopedic

As pyrophanous

Like an enchantress

He has a wand

Coated snowy white

Gliding and sliding it spews

Sometimes like chameleon faces

Like abracadabra he transmogrifies

Tabula rasa to a lettered slate

 

 

III

 

He is a pencil stub

He wrote some seasons ago

Brimmed gourd like encyclopaedia

So memorial like memory register

A legend that beams legendary

Tanned: HISTORIOGRAPHY,

x + 3y = 5,

equation, BIOLOGY, velocity,

Onomatopoeia, TRIGONOMETRY

semi-brave, Thermodynamics, Newton

ALGEBRA, adjectival, Algorithms

O he is a fountain of knowledge

A mountain of wisdom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolaji Akinwande Akintola

Bolaji Akinwande Akintola was born in the early 90’s. An illustrious son of the great city of Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, Bolaji is a member of several poetry societies such as The Poetry Club International.

He has published his poems through several online magazines like the Village Thinker and Muse Guide. Bolaji is a budding poet, a book lover and the editor of a campus magazine: AOCOED Campus Parrot.

He bagged his NCE certificate in History/Islamic Studies from the prestigious Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education where he also participated actively in students’ unionism leading to his appointment as the Majority Leader of the Students’ Parliamentary Council.

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