For lovers of poetry…and those who can’t stand it.
I waited for you but you never came
You left with the promise of your return.
Ajadi my warrior
The day the war started was a sad day
You told me not to worry, that the war wouldn’t last
And I believed you.
But you were wrong, Ajadi
You've never been wrong, but this time, you were wrong
The day the letter arrived was worse than the news of the war
I looked into your eyes, ‘what did the letter say?’, my eyes must have asked
Ajadi, you smiled sadly like the warrior that you were
'I must fight', you said
The leaders had summoned you.
Ajadi, you refused to run away with me
A warrior never runs, you say
So, you left. You went to battle
You left with your father’s sword
You said it would bring you luck
You left me with your mother’s ring
You said it would bring me comfort
Àjàdí, I wore the ring, I still do
I also wear that locket, the one I gave to you
You gave it back to me to hold,
You said Ajadi always come back for what is his
But Ajadi, you never did.
Your beautiful smile is still etched in my mind
Your warm embrace, I clearly remember
I wear the locket close to my heart
The very spot I kept you.
But I must go now
Alao has come to marry me…
Farewell Ajadi iko omo olokun esin.