February 24, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Wale Ayinla



Diamond In The Dirt



i have dug my sparkling teeth

in the pool of coloured fluids and foods,

but it came out unblemished…

except for the embers that perched on its lining

and bestowed it with a burden of dirt…

why won’t the lens blur in pain

when the particles of sorrow

hit it with a mist?…

they say

we can’t value wealth except when impoverished…

we can’t value good except when

the dagger of evil hatches our mind…

they say

we can’t value diamond

except when it passes through dirt…


what if the dirt smudges the diamond,

and causes it to scoff

in the fury of melodramatic tussle,

who then values it?…

our diamonds were forcefully accrued

and dumped in the swoon of stained shackles…

our wives.our friends.our children…

our heartrob; whose heart has been robbed off us…

you’ve been wrapped

in the filthy hands of dirt…

but, who will save you ;

we await, gleefully.








Wale Ayinla

Ayinla Olawale Joseph, aka Wale Ayinla is an undergraduate of Mass Communication from Nigeria. His works have been published on several blogs and online magazines. He is known for his equivocal command of the English language. He has also written four plays which haven’t seen the floor of a stage nor the pages of a book. He believes that poetry can regain its lost glory through the zealous and persistent youths of now. His written poems are innumerable, making him one of the greatest writer of the 21st century you would love to keep on your radar.


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