Sunday Akinbamido

Biography: Sunday Yemi Akinbamido is an erudite Programmer, a Poet and Preacher of the good news. His philosophy of life is based on the phrase "you can't take it with you", "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out." 1 Timothy 6:7 -KJV.

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Sunday Akinbamido
Thursday 24 September 2020

A Squirrel Hunter

Haphazardly moving like a horny cockerel

Our maverick energetic brother

Climbing palm trees with bare hands

Beholds an acrobatic lad

Sometimes he jumps from trees to trees.

Somersaulting, sending the ferns and fauna into ecstatic frenzy 

Like a footballer who just scored a fantastic goal

The dead leaves brush up like ocean waves

Adding much swagger to his hunting game

Atimes, he captures a king squirrel in a hunting spree

No gain-saying he's a master of the game

Our brother is a fish

Swimming skills top-notch

The best among his peers

He won our heart,

With a thousand pounds of acrobatic display.

The squirrel married the Okra soup

The aroma drew some waters outta our buccal cavities

Pounded yam in a solemn prayer

Inside the hunched calabash.

Pounded yam: the king of food

Amala is a potent medicine

White Pap comes to succour with akara

In the absence of the King of food

Mould in the shape of Idanre hills

We eat, till our bellies  protrude

This would sustain us till moonlight comes

As we sing to the moon and stars

Post mortem for the squirrel's bones on the slabs of various plates

Till we yawn and rest on the arms of the coming night 

And he takes us in as we fall asleep

laying us on the fidgety-bed cushioned with old rags.

Awaiting the next day's adventures in a dreamland 

This is the untold story of an unsung hero

Our brother, a squirrel hunter.


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