Poetic Fictions

And My Tears Roll

Some let their names run
Shiver into our spines
You let yours run
A spirit of love into our nerves.
While some leave in flying colours
Others suffer after graduation
When with your Bob Marley tones
You counsel us
Others thunder at us

Oh my mentor, my nurturer
Actor of BUK Holly Wood
It pains as you desert fresh students
Half backed in broadcasting.

Don’t go `Karka Tafi, we cry
Duwo malo` we need your ray
In the name of Chineke haven’t we tried”
Or do you want us to become prey
Or have we offended you
Are we so nasty, stubborn
To be controlled
Or gentle and brilliant

Oh my eyes have swollen
My legs tremble
And my voice quivers

For the departure of this great man.
Good-bye from MACOSA and me
Adieu from students of mass-comm.
`Sauka Lafiya` from the ancient city of Kano
Odabo from Giant of Africa

These poems by Yushau A. Shuaib was first published in Sunday Triumph August 11, 1991. It was Dedicated to Mr. Delim Jamar, a broadcast Lecturer with the Mass Communication Department of Bayero University Kano as he returns to his country, United States of America , after a selfless service rendered the department.

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