“You Must Be A Reward” | Bose Ayeni-Tsevende


You must be a reward
For an act I cannot remember
In the world before now

You must be the song I’ve been humming
Suddenly put into words
You must be the harvest of a vine planted years ago

I died long ago to touch
I died ever since to radiant smiles
I died and didn’t even know it
Till you sneaked in on me
Annoited me with your resurrection balm

You must be a come back
Of the love that went away
On a fruitless sojourn in the desert.

You came back on a rainy afternoon,
Found me waiting
Because no other arm would fit
You found me humming
Because the wordings would not come earlier.

You found me gazing at stars
You found me guileless
I have spent centuries waiting for you.

You must be a reward
For some goodness I cannot now remember,
A reward for a good deed done long ago.

©Bose Ayeni-Tsevende

Bose Ayeni-Tsevende has often been described as poet of all ages. She simplifies poetry and tells you deeply in words that make you not forget to remember the beauty in poems. A former Dance and Choreography lecturer at the department of Theater and Film Arts, University of Jos, Bose has acted, performed and mimed in all forms of stage performances.
She is a dancer, choreographer, poet, a mother and grandmother of many children.
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