Poem – Black and White (By Taiwo Ademola Moses)
Black and White
When yesterday wore the colour
of water, we thought love
is a tyrant treading homes,
and scattering children.
But the water surface is black
and white, such that we may
see through and not from.
Now we know better
For even today is no different, for
history is an unrepentant repeater,
retaking the same class of colours,
Black and white today, black and white tomorrow
Making of today, yesterday’s tomorrow,
No change nor hope of a perfect day,
But only an amputated dream of a cease fire
talk between black and white, one gentle morn.
Taiwo Ademola Moses works as a Journalist at Community Life Newspaper. He writes from Ibadan.