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 30 May 2021

MY CHILDHOOD DAYS

Oh childhood days 

Filled with  innocence 

When I was just a prey

With no guilty conscience

I miss those days 

When I bathed outside without shame

I miss those days

When I cried, when I'm hungry


When I needed to add the bathing water

I urinate in the bucket to increase the quantity;

When I call eba food 

And I call rice, rice;

I miss those days 

When we laugh at our neighbour's daughter

When she Picked the beans in her shit and ate joyfully

That was innocence displayed by her

I miss those Nursery rhymes

When we sang them with sighs

I miss those swimming moments

In the village during holidays

I miss those days

When we played in the rain

And got drenched yet still happy

But now we've become men;

Yes we are now men

And will someday father others

Ah childhoodness! 

That I will never become again

Each moment was thrilling

Childhood sins were long forgiven 

For we never knew what we were doing 

T'was great passing through childhood stage. 

But oh, there's a day coming

When we will say goodbye 

To our dearest on earth

I pray to finally enter His rest;

 

©Yaksport Josiah

30-05-2021



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