Josiah Yakspirt Yakubu

Biography: A renowned Poet and also a prolific writer who has contributed alot in world Poetry at large. Many of his works have been published in the sun magazine, The New Yorker, spillwords in New York, premium times Lagos, and hello poetry etc. He is currently a student of International relations in the Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno state.

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Josiah Yakspirt Yakubu
Sunday 20 June 2021

THE SONG OF NAMCHI

My fellow clansmen I cry

Hearken to my deep plight

My son Dakuna is no more

Since eight weeks that he left home

 

His mother my wife died

And I brought Mobshi for him as wife

With you we did the marriage rites 

So I can join my wife with a sigh 

 

He left the wife of his youth

The woman he is betrothed to

That is the culture from boyhood

With your wife you grow into manhood 

 

My fellow kinsmen

Look into this matter

What can I tell this orphan

I took for Dakuna as wife?

 

The tradition must be retained

But how can the tradition be saved?

I must go to his maternal home

Dakuna must come home

 

Dakuna must know

She is his wife

Destined by tradition

His wife to be for life.

 

©Yaksport Josiah

17-06-2021

11:28pm



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