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The road to Idia**




Is laid in gold
Its gate debarred




The stinking lead
It is a costly name: Idia
A forged iron
By the money-smith
This iota of responsibility
Going down the drain
Like a fast running water-






Dwindling

The suya spot




Is my bank
This tool that emits a mint




My cashier
Kiosks, begging me in




A refrain of loss…

I was here last week
My treasure full of gold
And teeth – smiling down
By the golden path
Laid within the consensus
Of rising memories…miseries

My eyes are winter cold
Ice drops – my treasure






Is gone
With my El-Dorado



I am left in the web




Of my deeds
And lines of my thoughts…

“Where is that bitch? ”
She came
And with smiling teeth
Took my joy awhile

I shall come back




To this road
To trade its costly dwellers
And waste
My priced possessions
On its demanding inhabitants
And the ever-smiling
Suya seller
When I have gold






In bulk.

POSTSCRIPT:


And so it happened that when men trailed on the pathway that led to Idia Hall, ninety out of a hundred men had a blithe ignorance of wisdom. They came with a treasure full of monies, left empty-handed and with a pledge to call back on the same road. What most of the Idia Hawkers don’t however realize is that out of the ninety clients; only five do return-to fulfill their pledge.

**IDIA HALL IS ONE OF THE FEMALE HALL OF RESIDENSE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN.

------
dayo desina peters


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The following comments are for "IDIA IS EXPENSIVE"
by poetpets

Seriously Seeking Suya

This is an intriguing poem. I had to use my internet sleuthing skills to figure out what suya is, and I'm still a little fuzzy on what is meant by Idia, despite the postscript, yet I have to say I like the phrasing and the word choices, here. Really rather pretty.

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: December 30, 2008 )





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