Sunday, 4 May 2014

Our Baale is a Learner

Today I did the unusual
I sat waiting to be told on NTA some real stuff
Little did I know I was in for the usual?
Baale never cease to thwart walahi
Once again Baale took the doubters to the cleaners
I am a learner he exclaimed! And so what?

I remember Baale’s coronation
Dancing and wriggling of waists that now lies in waste
Baale’s wife a true spectacle to behold
Her ways with words, even the ancestors wouldn’t dare
Now almost four seasons we still battle with masquerades
But wait, Baale will learn on the job!

Surrounded by many tale tellers Baale declares
No Baale can learn like I do!
So Baale how do we find the missing village pots they asked?
Lets the oracles in the next village help he declares
To Baale, tears and blood should be flow like a river
The second coronation party will not be postponed!

With fear I received the news of the impending visit of the masquerade
But wait, can’t the Baale order the village hunters to town?
Why can’t the palace guards keep the palace jail securely fastened?
It's two weeks and hundreds of precious village pots are still missing?
Why has the Baale’s wife taken up the job of the hunters?
Oh… did I forget…our Baale is a Learner!

                                                                           Omo-Ekun, Ilu Nla!