Dauda Tholley Poems
- 1. African Woman
Womanhood is a pride
Tied around her waist
To package her mountain
In her little boubou;
- 2. The New Wall And The New Colossus.
LAZARUS! In silence you lie
Beneath the dust of ancient scrolls,
Whilst your art ; The mother of exiles
Dines in the womb of time demarcated.
- 3. The Bowl Of Contentment
Oh! Africa, You have baked me black
In the oven of your Sahara,
The attribute of resilience.
- 4. The Tripodal Firestones
Women! You are like our tripodal Firestones
Blackened by service; confined within
The ashen heat of your masters,
Burning with broken promises and matrimonial taboos
- 5. I Died To Live Again
Evening smile must be worn,
Tonight's dinner is served
With the drumming of their guns.
Battalion of thirsty soldiers are on the verge