LET FATHER COME HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius


Tell father to come home
Before Aso rock becomes a broken stones ,
His ageing voice we can’t hear on phone
Aisha is tired of sleeping inside the other room alone.
Let father come home
Before corruption breaks the nation’s backbone,
Looters are fetching our treasury water with a basket,
Intestines of the sweating workers are not fully fed.
For months, London woo your consent for a tour
To heal the headache our local herbs cannot cure,
Dollar arises like erection and refuses to fall ,
Insurgency crept in, without banging our door.
Your sudden death, rumour broke into the air,
Coating the empire’s skins with the regalia of fear,
‘Osinbajo prepares to take over the affair
‘Lie-Muhammed telling the folktales of “it is fair “.
Your cow prays daily with telsbih, on mat,
For your death will be an end to their grazing grass.
Come home and open our locked border without fright
Our tongue is tired of savouring a stony rice.
Tell father to return home
For this weakened body shall be strong like bone,
It’s better to die on one’s father throne
Than to eat the bean cake of death in a foreign Rome.

LET FATHER COME HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius

LET FATHER COME HOME by Oki Kehinde Julius

About Author

Poet Oki Kehinde Julius is a Renowned and a Prolific writer who hails from Okitipupa, in Ondo-state Nigeria.He is currently an undergraduate engineering student and a brother to Jesus. Okilux, by poetic name is a spoken words artist whose prowess performance, mount the boundary of difference. He has won laurel in both spoken slam and page poetry. He won the "MOST INFLUENCIAL BEST POET OF THE YEAR 2015" from "Paragon Poetry Contest". He was inducted in 2015 into the "Communty Of Thought And Society" and He was awarded the position of Writer1 in the League. His work had featured in both local, national and international Magazine. He was shortlisted among the Top 30 page Poet that rocks 2015 by BLACK PRIDE MAGAZINE. He was also nominated by TUCKS MAGAZINE, among the 168 Writers that rocks 2015 with poetry, Article and fictional story. He is currently the Writer1/Media Officer at CHRYSOLITE WRITERS TEAM. Facebook-Oki Kehinde Julius. Email-okikehinde@gmail.com. Cellphone-08136467042


  1. Thaalith Abubakar Gimba on

    Your poetry is enthralling. Your lines are too plausible to be doubted. A fine poem which encapsulates the ups and downs of a country. My brother, indeed “our tongue is tired of savouring a stony rice”.

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