KEHINDE

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Hidden in our carved realm.
We were side by side clinging to one another.
I was just waiting for the perfect day,
To usher you into this world of confused feelings.

The sounds of your cries, I can vividly remember.
You arrived with my wide arms warmly spread for you,
And with soothing smiles beaming on Maami’s round face.
My own happiness were not visible to everyone.

It was all pomp and pageantry.
I could only watch and have a sound sleep.
The journey to this world had been very tedious.
Lucid in my ears, I could recall was your name, Kehinde.

We burned bridges together.
Tripping things off had been our newly found habit.
Maami’s frustration couldn’t be measured with cups of rice.
How could we understand the pains we gave ourselves
Only her, could feel the tears of our eyes.

The river of time flowed without limits.
You didn’t allow her to give you the usual baths.
Shame had become a luxury we never wanted to give her.
We were treading on the path of adulthood.

The ropes of our ties became very tight.
I could see myself in you.
Other times, our knots started to lose.
Only time could explain how he quickly mended the bond.

Staying together was bitter apples we had to eat.
It had become a fact we had leave each other.
The paths to our different purposes had opened.
It was only left to start treading the two ways it brought along.

Kehinde, Our reminisces isn’t paper I can’t just throw into the fire and watch it burn.
The water of our memories is a medicine I drink everyday.
I’m certain it has made my wings grow.
Soaring higher to different altitudes.
The memories we shared had broken many barriers.

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