The Fight – By- Abdullah Ateh Lateefat
God created rainfall for Benin
I am tired
My clothes are forever wet
Like the cheeks of a mourning widow
The rain comes
Like a book with endless chapters
Shine me oh thy noble sun!
Let your fierce hotness
Feast upon my damp attires
I am tired of the kisses
The wet mud shower on my shoes
So dry thy land
Shine till Earth is blinded
Shine on us the heat of your jealousy
Each time Rain takes your place
Oh poor Earth!
Tired you not of being flogged?
By the incessant tears of Heavens?
So call,O ye, on your towel,
Let her dry off the wetness of your pain.
That riddle that says :
“I am a towel that never dries ”
The answer to that riddle,
Is Benin Land
About the Author :
Today, we bring to you one of those voices rising beyond the noise of the world.
LATEEFAT ATELEGBE ABDULLAH is currently a student of mass communication in the prestigious university of Benin,Edo state. Her great love for words are manifested in the numerous books and poems she has writen. She is a deep thinker, reserved-minded and as well, sociable in a subtle way.
She does spoken words, fictions and poetry. She is bestfriend to words and duaghter to poetry as portrayed in one of her poems “Poetry calls me Daughter “.
She sees Eden Benibo, as one of her motivators in the University of Benin.
Her goal is to be highly recognized and appreciated for her talents by the entire world.. She hopes to change the world someday through her words because she believes strongly in her quotes:
“Changing the WORLD is a RITE performed by a WRITER through WORDS ”
We look forward to seeing Lateefat glow and soar higher in the literary field and beyond!