Dear Laitan You possess the strength of Venus I was yours and still is As Night takes shelter with Dawn But you're cramped in the sunken place Daily I fight to recover your soiled childhood I strive to make you heal I know your scars run deep, your innocence tainted and forcefully taken That night, your little self took shelter by the sewage, as the sky cried so heavy Left alone to dance to the rhythm of your confused heartbeat The storm swelling from within My heart found rest in your broken pieces, and my peace was attached to yours So I fought for you And made your crooked smile even I'm glad you found peace The war is not over yet but Live, Olaitan, and let's live. From your greatest Weapon, Hope.
About the Poet
Ilegbusi Dolapo is a young and vibrant lady, currently studying Law at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU). She is a very passionate writer and foodie. One of the things that inspire her writings is the series of experiences that did not break her but has given her wings to soar. Writing makes her happy and gives her a sense of purpose.