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The Meaning Of Nonsense by Akinwale Peace

Akinwale Peace

The Meaning Of Nonsense.
The cow that swings his tail at the butcher
will have his tail sunk into his buttocks.
The tongue that breach on the crunchy bony teeth
will have nothing to taste its crushed remains.
The bird that prides in her dazzling beauty
should b' shown Okin's pride in Joseph's colours.
The rainbow that clads himself 'neath the cloud
is ready for the pail fall from heaven.
See, it's displeas'ng to be pleased with accolades
of thousand few words, making ' head well up
like Gaari Ijebu. See, it's the weak heart
that wangs his teeth at biscuit bones, it's much
ado to say the beginn'ng end'd somewhere.
It's hard to start from somewhere where it end'd.
Sòkòtò(Guider of holes) is near the Kòtò(hole),
just _so_(throw) the _Òkò_(stone)
and hit the jackpot.
What use is even the cup that can't fetch an ocean
When tears can well up oceans and ravines?
What use is the sun that cannot dry the sea
when it burns the skin and heat up the blood?
See, it's gainsaying that the gods are fake,
See, it's gainsaying that indigenous are fake
See, vegetables isn't as Veggie-table,
And IFA is isn't to say ifa, one stings with lightening
dancing across the sky. The either stings
the pleasure that ebb on the boat of life.

"words from the innocent mind"
             Philip Peace


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