#Poem Journey across the street









Never wait on my lights to wear away,

Glowing slow till the wax fail to hold

The charming flames as the smoke fades;

Funding your laugh bank to the brim.

But cease not the cunning humming

Of melodies that teases the heart in gloom.

Refuse not to fire the darts when I turn away;

Make me a rubble and curse double.


Amidst the thunders,let your plunders

Cast me in sunder to sink to the reefs.

Forsake me even in cold fields and snow;

Haunt my betimes and make me regret awaking.


Upon my whole self, churn like butter,

Perhaps sieve and drain  me to the chaff.

My tucked face isn’t to shy from the spurns;

Am shield enough against the lances.


My thoughts merry not on your terrains,

Nor my mind set gazes on your world like the kites.

What I loose, more I gain and gain again;

I never shatter at mere fists, mine has got fury.



What makes my bending double are far from your troubles.

Just dreaded dangerous delays and  disdain against my glee.

But I refuse to zoom for fear of dying;

Then choose to thrive in harmless moderation.


It looks more of a mile, yet just a leap,

To lurk ever in that wet and grassy plains;evergreen.

And hold this thought dear or with fear,

Even a sincere rue would sound like the trumpet of war.

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Journey across the street
This is a poem about the challenges on the road to success. The man is not concerned about the snorts of passers-by but the delay he faces.
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  1. Many adults and students in Ilorin have resorted to football
    betting as a way of surviving the
    current economic recession in the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reporter observed this on Wednesday when he visited different betting centres in Ilorin.

    NAN reports that both unemployed and workers have embraced
    various kinds of betting as an alternative to survive.

    A civil servant, Dayo Olaolu, told NAN that he
    was surviving on football betting as things were getting tougher every

    “I am not a gambler, but the situation in the country has forced me to it now as there is no alternative at the moment,” he said.

    A fashion designer, Quadri Idris, said he had been trying his
    luck to win a bet to cater for his family’s needs as his business was no more thriving.

    “Man must survive and I think the best way for this present situation is to gamble. I will not steal to survive as the situation at hand demands for alternative means,” he said.

    Moses Olawale of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, said betting had
    been of help to him to sustain his academic pursuit.

    Mr. Olawale said his parents could no longer cater for his academic pursuit which forced
    him to resort to betting as alternative.

    “I am a very lucky person because I always win bet. I use the money I get from betting to finance my tuition as there is no one to assist except my parents,” Mr.
    Olawale said.

    Felix John, one of the Managers of Bet9ja in Olunlade Area, Ilorin,
    confirmed that his betting business was witnessing high patronage by customers.

    “We see pastors, bankers, teachers, students and even girls coming to play bet as alternative for livelihood,” he said.

    Mohammed Ishola, the Manager at Bet 360, Amilegbe Area,
    Ilorin, said customers were coming in numbers to try their luck.

    “I am shocked at the high rate of patronage these days. This centre is always overcrowded that you hardly see space to place your legs,” he said.

    NAN reports that various betting houses are in town such as Bet9ja,
    Naira bet, Bet 360, Bet 1X2.

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