May 27, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Amore David Olamide


Ogedengbe Agbogun Gboro



Tell the crickets not to piercingly chirp

Agbogunloro will feed on their stiffs

Tell the bees not to stridently beep

Ogedengbe will storm their forbidding midst.


He’s the lips unopened sprouting allegories to the cryptic gods

He’s the arms unmoved waving farewell to mystic demigods

Tell them about the belligerent Saraibi Ogedengbe

Agbogun Gboro of Ijesha and subordinates.


He’s an eyes seeing more than the sunshine

He’s a throat feeding on nauseating herbal damp

He’s a nose stanching war from far distance

He’s a mission unattainable for malevolence rival.


He’s a face with annual appalling smile

He’s a body clothed with voodoo clad

He’s a feet steady but assembling myriad step

He’s a voice jolting chaps and demon’s pep.


He’s a body sleeping wakes by infinite lumbers

He’s a single combatant that had the town terrified

He’s a hunter that assassinated Arogididgba

And fed on it without permitting riddance.


Tell them with chest and back he faces wars

Tell them with brooms and fronds he faces battalions

Tell them with barefoot he walks in midst of thorns

And he returns without several mutilations.


Tell them Ifa forecasted his birth

Tell them Odu foretell his commitment

Them them Ejiogbe spotted him as saviour

Tell them he was born to be valorous.


Tell them he engaged in brawling contest

Tell them at youthful age he floored competent men

Tell them he won local wrestling accolades

Tell them about his rigid voyage.


Tell them he was dreadfully beheaded

Tell them he walked towards it and fitted his head

Tell them about him that bamboozled death

Tell them about Ogedengbe with inscrutable etiquette.


Tell them he distressed Ibadan and subordinates

Tell them he gallantly sold Ekiti as slaves

Tell them he fearlessly went to the sod of Edo state

And received appease before desisting from their domain.


He sees sadism and dances it around

He sees battles and amusingly calls it pond

He sees blood and calls it waters of inscrutable aliens

He sees himself mightier than ten thousand men.


Fabunmi Oke-Imesi is no measure of your personality

Ogunmola of Ibadan is no match of your potency

Onafowokan of Ijebu, was a hero of 19th century

Agbogun Gboro was greater for he is enigmatic.









Amore David Olamide

Amore David Olamide,  is a revolutionary columnist and a poet that writes literally in parabolic style, orature genre and see scenes in epical dynamism of traditional epilogues, eulogies and captivating artistic poetry, in coded fashion.


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