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Just before you came

I knew I was me

my thoughts trailing

through the tides of time


When you came

my thinking stopped

I started sailing

rapidly like a boat


I found all of me in you

believing still it’s me

did you choose me or

pray! did I find you?


can’t tell which way now

I see me deep down in you


© Folasade Bello


March 11, 2010 Posted by | guest post | | Leave a comment

Mama’s Wisdom

How lovely and pretty I’ll look;
if only this dress I had!
"Not so lovely and pretty my dear-
For all that glitters isn’t gold!"
…And that’s what my mama said.

So alluring and beckoning that is;
the callings of that ice cream van!
"Yes,very enticing I’ll say-
but much of creamy simply is fatty!"
…For that’s what my mama said.

Quite young and wrong I was;
to give my heart all out!
"So stale and bitter it always is-
a love gone cold and sour!"
Oh!Mama, how always right you were!!!
…And that, now, I’ll always know.


© Folashade Bello

March 4, 2010 Posted by | guest post | , , | Leave a comment


Tick tick tick, the seconds slip away
Sting sting sting, the tummy sings in pain
The click of the door I almost could hear
Oh finally, the familiar greeting I heard:
"Good morning, Sandwich man".

Not a word flew back his way
Not even a semblance of a greeting!
He probably doesn’t command such a great crowd I presume.
Not one word thrown down his lane.

But wait! An exodus of people I see!!!
Managers, Heads of Departments, and team members as well.
All hurrying to the call of the sandwich man!
…Well, maybe not to him really,
But the pull of his sandwich just would do!

And as I hear him say once again:
"Thank you, bye-bye, see you tomorrow",
I cannot but smile yet again –
What power he has over all men here,
Neither he nor they probably know.
Another sandwich day yet is come.

© 2004 Folashade Bello

February 25, 2010 Posted by | guest post | , | Leave a comment