​​Teach Them Value​

Teach them the precious lessons 

Teach them value

Tell them they are the world and are precious.

Tell them they are valued.

Groan in their absence, and

Bear the pains in their presence 

Teach them what’s unique and priceless

Set them to standard of your steps. 

Teach them far beyond their reach 

They will reach them in a day

Teach them on what makes them value

And what disvalues a child.

Tell them to embrace the world 

When her arms are stretched open

Tell them to beg the world if she folds her arms.

®©Harnyf’man Ashisana 180717

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​They Sell Lies, We buy Lies


They have got some time to spent

The mat is so wide to contain them

So let them have a portion each to sit on.

They have got a lot to focus on

The duties that need to be discharged 

The objectives and aims set for achievement.

Their pockets yet to be fleshed

Their stomachs still kwashiorkor 

And their houses still are dilapidated.

So give them the mandates.

There are lots to achieve by them

Their children are still within the country.

And still……

They have a lot to do.

It is just by years.

®©Harnyfman Ashisana 190717.

NUMBERED EMOTION


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One, two, three and four.

O Beloved! Won’t you let me fall,

Will you forever love me more,

Keep me close to heart than any other?

I will forever be your lover.

We’ve played vague at each other,

And we have come to this far.

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Five, six, seven and eight

Please! Never play the game of hate.

Let not our love grows to hate.

I’m your lover molded by fate.

Will you at once maintain your stance,

And take some steps closer to me, save the distance.

I need your breath for these stands.

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Nine, ten, eleven then twelve.

My dearest Genevieve!

My lucky number is always twelve.

Let’s together sail higher.

The sun shall soon shine on our way

For the world to see its ray.

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*®©Harnyfman Ashisana’ 200707*

​A DANCE TO THE GODS

HARDER, THE PEN CRIES

This dance won’t again, appease the gods.

My saltation swayed not as they want.

I have shrunk and doubted them

In search of the lost of lot,

Which hands can’t reach at its thwartwise.

Here at unfastened state of mind,

I have danced but failed the gods’ trust.

This dance …

Won’t appease the Ogun

The powerful one of warriors.

The spirit in the clangs of the metals.

For I have doubted thy serenity

That tranquil man’s manliness.
I have lost thy track,..

The track of he that divulge

What is to come to men

With roars and thunder-strikes,

Freeing the hungers from his anger…

Sango olukoso

Eyere ina

Akata Yeryeri

Ina loju, ina lenu;

Who dare denies your presence?

Eni eyokan ti n je awade,

I have defied the rites of you.

Now I doubt if my dance shall cause me reformed.

In the cubicle of your shrine

I…

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​The gods’ Murmur of An Icon

And Gemini is nothing, but a rear gem.
Against the odds he flew so flair 

And become crystal – christened that you mirror yourself. 

An icon that births icons

A sage that bears sires…. 
And we have received dances to many beats

Even when buttocks got failed

For the dances are fluttered. 

But a day of an icon falls

When scribers’ buttocks want to hail 

They shall dance to his beats on this day. 
Alamu Iko

Omo Balogun.. 

On this day of yours

The gods are there for you 

Lot of wishes, are for you 

Borne them out in mind 

It is a request that have 

Suffered fulfillment….. 
We wish you the very best. 

The ones in stored by the gods 

The best that knows no mate

We wish you fulfilment

The ones in nurture under our care

That fulfilment that knows no bond

Your heart desires shall be fulfilled.

You shall sit on a chair that couches

Above your adversaries… 
Bejide abi Yejide

I am the messenger of the gods

My tongue have a lot to spit of their murmurs

But I have exhausted this page

I will write on air…. 
Gemini, bow for the gods pray 

You shall continue this journey with ease 

Not on the way will you stuck

And your star shall brighten like the sun. 
So says the gods. 

So shall it be. 

Kose kose ni tila kose……

Ase wara……..

For that guy that he himself is literature. 

– BALOGUN YUSSUF

 A. K. A. 

-THESPIAN GEMINI

©Harnyf’Man Ashisana

​A DANCE TO THE GODS

This dance won’t again, appease the gods. 

My saltation  swayed not as they want. 

I have shrunk and  doubted them 

In search of the lost of lot, 

Which hands can’t reach at its thwartwise. 

Here at unfastened state of mind, 

I have danced but failed the gods’ trust. 

 

This dance …

Won’t appease the Ogun

The powerful one of warriors. 

The spirit in the clangs of the metals. 

For I have doubted thy serenity

That tranquil man’s manliness. 
I have lost thy track,..

The track of he that divulge 

What is to come to men

With roars and thunder-strikes, 

Freeing the hungers from his anger… 

Sango olukoso

Eyere ina

Akata Yeryeri

Ina loju, ina lenu; 

Who dare denies your presence? 

Eni eyokan ti n je awade, 

I have defied the rites of you. 

Now I doubt if my dance shall cause me reformed. 

In the cubicle of your shrine

I lay like a log of wood_

Entangled.

I have misjudged you, 

That lives solely as supreme. 

To thee that puff evils to hearts. 

The die-hard king, 

That lives in you when sailing to destruction

And lives out of you when destructed. 

Eeee eo!! Esu laalu o, Esu laalu ogiri oko, 

To you I appease with my dance. 

I have done what’s expected of me,

The swayer that doubted you of your might. 

Osuba mi ree oo, I hail thee!!! 
Orunmila, wa lana komi

The one that saves souls. 

I have cried unto you;

Teti ko gbo mi….

I am fenced in dilemma… 

Your solicitation is needed.

Obatala, Obataasa…

You are my last resort.

I seek to be reformed, god of purity. 

I beseech you envelope me with your garment, the white clothing. 

You are the eldest of all, 

The king of heavens. 

The father of many, 

The owner of all things…. 

My legs ache from this dance

I call for a drop from your pot of relief. 

Let my dance appease these gods. 

©Harnyf’Man Ashisana  

#Harder, The Pen Cries