Take

Poem By Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

Take me now that I'm available for you to see
Otherwise I'd fly like a bird with wings flapped freely
Have me now that you own me
Otherwise the trees won't sense my perch for all they'd stay
For today is tomorrow and tomorrowwill never be

Build this irrigation and cultivate this land
No matter how crude your tools
And how uncultured your skills
You have enough fallowed the land
And watched it ripe with ease
Even though of how long it waited for you it had cried
If you need extra fertilizers they're in your palms

Here and there are passersby
Trespassing with a purpose in mind
Watching how the landlord lets time go by
Is there a bill on trespassing on one's land
One that freely gives access to one who can even buy
We are ready they cry
How uncanny life can be
The cap is owned by people without head, see?

Wealth is coming when the winter is over
We'll tie up muffler and smell of riches all over
We'll take selfies and fly cities over
And show off our offsprings that pour of our communion, commitment, love and power
When I'd take control from where you stopped over
And make the harvest plenteous over
And then you'll be glad you didn't place your hand on the plough and looked over
Because being diligent with me a name you've made from the time of hardship now over
Playing your part in this system that's now a wonder

Oh, otherwise time is coming and now is perhaps
This height you jump from freely you may need a trolley
It was there on platter of gold you kick and pass
Don't let it be when you'd desire it most you'd need tears, even money
Or late still for someone had seized what was rightfully yours
Today is tomorrow and tomorrow will never be
Take me now that I'm available for you to see
Otherwise I'd fly like a bird with wings flapped freely

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' Today is tomorrow and tomorrow will never be'. Beautifully crafted and insightful piece.


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