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Echoes From The Grave

Echoes From The Grave

written by: Olusegun M. Lawal


Listen gently my lovely flower
For I deem it fit to wither through the time.
Silencing the voice of the voiceless
Should you grow to a mighty tree

The advice like a locust bean
Smells awful but a sweet vegetable.
Master the art of love from the old and young.
Should you live to be remembered.

Gazing gently from the breeze
Moving slowly into the past
The heart of days is ripe and big
Dig the dark and create the light

Many a man that scattered
Thousands and thirties that matter
Pain of joy that is cloudy.
Their visit must end with a smile.

Your joy is their happiness
Your sorrow is your own
For the pain in your body
Must not be felt by anybody

Full flowers flow in the street
Take your time and drum the beat
Eyes that scattered all over the road
Look them gently, and pass.

If you run, you end it there
If you are slow, it will meet you there
Life will come with his swollen pill
But you know there is always a way.

Olusegun M. Lawal

Olusegun M. Lawal

Olusegun Musbau Lawal was born on the 12th of January 1989 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He hails from a small nucleated rural settlement of Ayetoro, Kajols L.G.A. Oyo state. Olusegun was born with the gift of maneuvering word with pen. At age four, he had begun writing and drawing on any book that came his way. As a vibrant talented writer who got admission into the University of Benin in the year 2012, he cut his first tooth in creative writing when he published his first poem ‘Now I know’ in Anthology to mourn the death of Nelson Mandela in 2013. And ever since then, his other poems have appeared in different poem anthologies like 'From Slavery to Freedom', 'Vanitas Vanitatum', 'Tears of the Lost', 'Echoes from the Grave', 'Ori' and others. He is also a member of Creative Writer Association of Nigeria (CWAN), presently the Assistant Production Manager of FASA Magazine. He is also a motivational speaker and a humanitarian.
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