“HER WORLD” BY 22 YEAR OLD DAUDA LADEJOBI- THE POEM THAT WON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION

 

Her world
Let me show you
Somewhere you’ve never seen
To a place you’ve never been
This is her world
Her trees aren’t green
They are yellow with sticky bits
Honey Combs in these foxes
She doesn’t feel good enough so she flaunts it
Only to be trampled on by these roads
that stop her getting to where she needs to go
She needs to grow
You can find her on corners
Behind fences
In parks or forests
Put down by hotel erections
She screams when the thunder claps
Whines when the wind goes up her knees
She gets air so she feels lije breeze
When the sun comes out she seems at ease
Until tye cold nights
She falls with the snow
Only with us does she have a home
But what do you care
She’s just your. ..
Let me show you
Somewhere you’ve never seen
To a place you’ve never been
This is her world
Her skies are not blue
All you see is black smug
Weary eyes behing a dark fog
She can’t see where she’s going
Cold shoulders breaking off
As our kitchens our heating up
As she gets empty she stops filling us
So we start digging her
To give us some more
Cause she’s just your
Let me show you
To a place you’ve never been
Deep inside her
Cause her larva burn you up
Let’s not forget her fathers a god to us
Forgoten like the titans
She’s lust to us
Her history scattered through documents and abandoned institutes
But what do you care
She’s just your. ..
Let me show you
Somewhere you’ve never seen
To a place you’ve never been
This is her world
the colors Green and blue all over her surface
Marks of dominace
She used to urupt
but now tears stream
Her tsunamis of lost dreams
So far from an equal when she reaches out
There’s nothing but space
No body to fit (de) the face
In her
Is a place
Untouched
And that’s when she looks her best
All naturel
Until blazes of passion
Leave her striped beyond recognition
How have we forced our world in prostitution

 

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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