Dear diary,

I’ve got an interesting poem to chastise you if you dare to raise

 your shoulders. It is titled ‘’The Proud’’. It goes thus:

         The peahen asked the peacock ‘’why display and fan out 

your beautiful feathers dear?’’
         He replied ‘’I am the king of the birds, in my majesty none I

         Tornado came,
         They scampered but the eagle laughed because they had no 


         A fisherman boasts ‘’even if the body of water is small as an 

         Peter and his friends might have caught a great deal,
         To me it is merely basics’’
         He went to the sea and casts his net
         Behold! Shark devoured him and remora fed on his remains.

         ‘’I own an estate, garage and fed a nation’’
         He told his barber and asked if he could charge his phone
         ‘’you must have supplied power to the continents’’
         The barber replied in a low tone.
         Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence,
         Do not claim a place among great men
         Proverbs said, it hit my bone.

         Boast not of tomorrow,
         For you don’t know what a day brings
         Instead give thanks to the creator for today and sing
         Let another man praise you, not your own mouth;
         A stranger and not your own lip
         He loves the humble but detest the pride,
         The cast out loves to give the proud a sound whip.
Fasuyi Tolulope Samuel is a budding poet and novelist. He has featured in two ebook publications; Woman vs Man: A cultural difference and 'A woman's pot, a man's stomach': A collection of poem on delicacies both by Sandra T. Adeyeye. He has a B.Sc Hons in Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba-Akoko Ondo state. A lover of artwork, music and football. Tolu hails from Akure in Ondo state. The single Youngman is interested in taking Africa to the world with his style of writing.

All rights to this content is reserved, No part of this content may be used or reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the writer, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and uses permitted by copy right law. For permission requests, email the media team at: Please click on the subscribe button to receive latest blog updates.

1 comment:

How BIZEdo AGN elects Osagie Elegbe as New Chairman

Edo AGN elects Osagie  Elegbe as new chairman According to Adedayo Odulaja, Edo state chapter of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)...