A duet by Azuama Daniel and Charity Mirabel
I will shout like a town crier
O you woman with your mother’s lineage
Depart your presence
Move like wild fire from a burning bush
Make my presence your destination.
O you man with your father’s lineage
Patriarchy has eaten you deep
Swallow your ego and fast track your movements
Fly like a rocket
And make my presence your abode
I won’t wait for too long.
The thought of you soaks me
While I struggle to stay afloat
I sit helplessly on my “Kujera”
Thinking aloud, while you travel
Like a voyage all over me
Could this me be me?
You are indeed helpless
To have kept me waiting
While my love overflows
Like river Niger
Hope another won’t have to fetch it
Could it be that you are shy?
If it will take me a day to get to you
I will make time my friend
If it will take a lifetime
I will be immortal
It shows you are most important in everything I see
But distance keeps saying
“Don’t see her now, I’m already keeping her safe for you”
If giving it time is all it will take
My name will be God’s time
If enduring the distance is the only sacrifice
My name will be endurance
But reality keeps saying
“Don’t wait for him, he might never come.
© Azuama Daniel Et Charity Mirabel