TOLU'S DIARY

Tuesdays 10am


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 fear’’
         Tornado came,
         They scampered but the eagle laughed because they had no gear.

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