I am not Afraid of this night By Adeyeye James Oluwatobi

I am not Afraid of this night

Though shadows of scary creatures trail on the walls of our thoughts and the sky wears deep darkness,
I am not afraid of the night

Though the stranger’s flute sings pain, distress, sorrow…
My heart is still not pumping heaviness but hope
I am not afraid of the night

Though my mouth eats fake promises & my ears swallow fear & anguish
But i still spit white saliva
I am not afraid of the night

Though tough guys now wane
& mighty heroes are falling like Autumn leaves
But I am not a wind to this storm
I am not afraid of this night,

Though oblivion wears the face of people now, & the streets breathes fear & pain& anguish
I am not Afraid of this night

Because everything comes in monochromes, every night that comes is an evidence that the dawn is near
I am not afraid of this darkness, this war…

By Adeyeye James Oluwatobi

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

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