Dear God

                                                                                                     No, Nineteen Oron Street,

                                                                                                     Romi New Extension,

                                                                                                     Kaduna South,

                                                                                                     Kaduna State,

                                                                                                     Nigeria,

                                                                                                     West Africa,

                                                                                                     Africa,

                                                                                                     Planet Earth.

                                                                                                    Twenty fourth,

                                                                                                    August,

                                                                                                    Two Thousand and Fifteen.

Dear God,

My lord, My king

My father, My savior

My friend, My lover

My defender, My rescuer

My shield, My provider

My redeemer, My deliverer

My hope, My guidance

My comforter, My overseer.

How are you doing today?

I hope I’ve not hurt you much?

You know…

Sometimes I wonder…

What you think of me?

I wonder…

What you think about me right now…

Are you sad about my conducts today?

I also wonder…

Did I ever

Make you smile

I hope…

I hope I have ever for once made you smile

Well…

Until then

When I see you face-to-face

I sure

You will give me answers

You will get to answer my speculations

And my questions too

Until then, I beg you

Don’t get so mad at me

Because of my conducts

Each day

Don’t get so mad

Don’t get so sad

Because of me

Today and every other day

Know that…

I love you

I always do love you

And I wish above all

To do your will

I want you to know

I will keep pressing to be good

Today, and every other day

love you!!!

                                                                                                                     Your Daughter,

                                                                                                                    Adeyemi Aderonke.

COMING OUT

I am coming out

No longer holding back

The bubbles

Suppressed

Deep inside my heart

The bubbles are

Many ideas deep inside

They are ideas

I never let out

But imprisoned

In my heart

In the prison called

FEAR….

By the prison guard

DOUBT…

Alias low self esteem.

I am coming out

No longer to be hidden

No longer to be held captive

By the dictates of my past

No longer to be held back

By my past mistakes

No longer to be swayed

By my wrong choices

I am set to bring out

Those abilities

That distinct me

From the rest of the world

I am set to let out

Those possibilities

Buried inside my heart

Those possibilities

Locked up inside

The miserable me

The miserable life

Of a girl

Who lacks the means

To let her talents out

I have talents

I have ideas

Pure, fresh, untapped

And never touched

They’ve been hidden

Well buried inside me

I am coming out

I am letting it out

Come out,

Come out and shine

Come out,

Come out and sparkle

Don’t you know

The world needs you

There is no one

No one out there

To replace you

The world misses

All you are afraid

To share

The whole world is waiting

The world waits for you

To grow

To glow

I am coming out now

I come out

Less I explode

It’s coming out time.

 

MY OWN WOMAN

YOU CAN’T PULL ME DOWN

I AM STRONGER THAN

YOU THINK I AM.

YOU CAN’T BRING ME DOWN

I AM NOT THAT WEAK GIRL

YOU USE TO KNOW.

YOU CAN’T WEIGH ME DOWN

I’VE OVERCOME  

YOUR HOLD OVER ME.

YOU CAN’T STOP ME

FROM CHASING MY DREAMS

I CAN DO WELL ON MY OWN.

I AM MY OWN WOMAN

YOU CAN’T DESTROY MY LIFE

YOU’VE DONE 

THE WORST YOU COULD.

YOU CAN’T STOP ME

FROM BEING ME

I WILL ALWAYS BE ME, ADERONKE.

I AM MY OWN WOMAN

I AM STRONGER NOW

I AM WISER NOW

I’VE DISCOVERED STRENGTH

I NEVER KNEW I HAD

I AM NOW UNBREAKABLE.

SO, YOU CAN STOP DREAMING

YOU CAN STOP BOOSTING

I CAN STAND WITHOUT YOU.

I AM MY OWN WOMAN

I CAN BE ME WITHOUT YOU

I CAN BE ALL I EVER HOPE

WITHOUT YOU.

DON’T YOU DARE TO THINK

I NEED YOU TO CHEER ME

STOP FEELING THAT WAY

I AM MY OWN WOMAN

I AM STRONGER NOW

I AM WISER NOW

I’VE DISCOVERED STRENGTH 

I NEVER KNEW I HAD

I AM MY OWN WOMAN!