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Aderenle's Areola

Quotes by Ayodele Ogundipe

Adenrele; Olive-skinned beauty, like the divine right of the night.

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Sooth-complexioned grace, like the shroud of the night skies.

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And like the sun, her spirit shines from within;

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But there’s no sunshine when she’s gone.

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Plump with cups of maternal galore.

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A fetching succulence of Aphrodite's allure.

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How the affections of a bosom soon grows sore,

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Like afflictions of milk fever, that bore such lumps.

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Like a trance of deja vu, who would have known?

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So now we fetch the hand of time back, in unfolding sequence...

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In time, we make known restitutions and decisions.

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Better in time,

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As we cleanse the soul of inflictions of the past...

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So time heals ...

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But if only she could afford to buy time.

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In two weeks, she’ll be too weak to live

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All she can afford is the gift of today,

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A present presence of her sentence.

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If time is of the essence

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Let us make the most, of the present.

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If time is the currency of life

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What is the exchange rate of time?

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Shorn of her hair, last we heard.

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A scarf of halo now adorns her head.

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Late in the day was the blame made

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Here, she lay in state like a lady-in-wait, for her carriage.

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I heard the hearse, blare its horn, hoarse.

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The cannibal earth ate, and we were, the chef that served.

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Epitaph and Epithet, life’s essays as expected.

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Interred wreathed, with wreathes of tulips.

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So flourish like the morning,

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Without the song of mourning, 

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As we leave your candle light burning.

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An incense of your memory longing

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We try our hearts, with the mirth of the dirge.

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The epic of an elegy; Adenrele’s Eulogy.

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The tranquility of a spartan spirit, 

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Is a place of eternal rest.

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Aderenle ti renle o. Sun re omo rere!*