TO YOU THAT CRIED by Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim


Aren’t you the one who paid deaf ears
to the advice of your forebears?
Or aren’t you the one who blinds his eyes
to the signals sent by your seniors?
Weren’t you the one who refuses to run with me
on a blue temple track?
You’ve just started crying

Cry, Cry, Cry
Until your eyes dried
Tears finished dropping
On a fine floor
Like a downfall
Of August
That comes down daily

Why do you fail to follow the right way?
When will eyes see signals?
When will ears listen to the various voices
That vibrates here and there?
Do you think you can use magic to succeed?

To you that is coming,
If don’t want you to cry too,
Listen with your ears of hearing
Look with your eyes of seeing
The sounds and signals of your predecessors
Because you can’t you magic to succeed
Follow not, The fine fruits
If you do not,
Cry not, you
Since you aren’t a victim of voice rejection
Laughs you like a battalion
That wins a war

©Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim




Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim is a young Nigerian writer, playwright and poet. He is internationally recognised. He was born in the year 2001. He attended Gombe Children School for his nursery and primary school education. He is a final year student at Gombe High School. He is a member of Poets In Nigeria Gombe Connect Center. Some of his works on poetry have been published in Tuck online magazine, The Arts and Civics Table (TACT Nigeria), Summer Rain anthology, Praxis magazine, Poetry planet, Philip peace literary world, and Reminiscing earth anthology. He is one of the appreciation awardees for his contribution in #theme03 poetry challenge organized by The Planet of the budding poet, he was announced as Mother’s day special challenge featured artist 2018 organized by Planet for the budding poets and he is one of the merit awardees for his participation in Mother’s day special challenge 2018 organized by Poetry planet . Not only that, he has also received a recognition certificate from the Planet for the budding poets.

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