Poetic Fictions

Wealth In Vain

You can boast with opulenceh opulence
Unable to purchase beauty with ornament
Health is so secure from your pharmacy
And sight needs no spectacle.
Use head thing for enormous vivacity.
Breathing in negative luxury
Exploiting not the happiness
And relief is rare leaf
That falls on the cool-minded
Indeed shelter for patient ones
That heed to judgment.

This poem by Yushau A. Shuaib was first published in Sunday Triumph March 3, 1991

About the author


Yushau A. Shuaib is an award winning public relation professional. He is popularly called Idiagbon during his university days, He has distinguished himself with several credible awards in the field of public relations. Notable amongst them are Campus Writer of the year, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed Best Student in Public Relations, Delta State NYSC Merit Award, Automatic Scholarship for the Best Corps Writer, Head of State National NYSC Honours Award, NIPR Public Relations Person of the year in Kano/Jigawa State and the Young Achiever of the year from a Business, among others

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