A Poem from Adeyeye James Oluwatobi | PAROUSIA Magazine

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An Ark of survival 
Little by little , bit by bit
Under the sun & in the rain
Just like Noah in the forest of fate
My dreams from the scratch
Sprouted into grains of gain
Secretly , silently with tears & pain the foundation was laid
I tilled the ground , planted the seed & it survived time & stormy rain
Patches here stitches there
Blocks became buildings
Growing in & out of season
Empty soul grew flowers
& life to be lived grabbed a reason
It’s a sign that the future we prey
Is not a sea of comfort
But a river of fire, & to swim
Our bodies must be able to melt into water
Biography 
Adeyeye James Oluwatobi is an Electrical /Electronics Engineer and a poet. He explores the intersection between human conditions and faith in his works. He was listed among the top 100 poets for the 2019 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. His works have featured in many anthologies and journals.

2 thoughts on “A Poem from Adeyeye James Oluwatobi | PAROUSIA Magazine

  1. Beautiful poem by Adeyeye James Oluwatobi!
    Lovely lines….
    Empty soul grew flowers
    & life to be lived grabbed a reason
    It’s a sign that the future we prey
    Is not a sea of comfort
    But a river of fire, & to swim

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful verse!

    Liked by 2 people

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