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
Saturday 11 June 2022

THE TALE OF YARI AND THE SPIRITS (I)


He went to Bugun Like a treasure Hunter 

So fearless was he like his grandfather  

He went to see Kulla his intended bride

He went boldly, to his love, his pride 


Those days were days of the spirits

Yari's courage has not limits

Day-to-day he went to Bugun village 

To visit his intended wife's lineage 


One day became an unforgettable day

He that doesn't fear fitted a night fray 

On his way back to Gargari village

The night accomplished with vintage 


Lonely at night in the heart of the bush 

The breeze blow and everything was Hush 

In a distance he heard voices talking in pain

About Lhm Za'ar and the abundance of rain


He heard the voices were familiar 

Our people's speech are always familiar 

He walked fast to meet up with them

The faster he walks, the more he lost them 


He heard their dialogues throughout the way

But he never saw anyone throughout the way

In the woods he heard their distant laughter 

Discussing problems, and disunity matters


When he get near his village

Neither for curse nor for Rampage 

Have we taken our time to visit

Take care human, we are the spirits 


Yari smiled and waved in the air

It was the spirit chatting in pairs

The spirits of prosperity and unity

The spirit of peace and tranquility 


©Yaksport Josiah 

01-062022

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