I see your signs,
Greenlights meant to propel
a claiming reaction from me,
To charge in as a knight in a shiny
armor and claim his damsel,
To put a ring on it and a Bella Naija wedding
all to seal your worth amongst social circles.
To dive low like an eagle to save you
from these vociferous males around,
taking you to the heavens above
to the abode of bliss.
To chase you while you play
the waiting game, taunting me
while giggling amongst your friends,
telling them I am the one.
To tender my shoulder for your tears,
My children for your cares
And my home for your lair.
I indeed see you my dear.
But tarry a bit for me, asake mi.
A little bit while I get my hustle together
and my home in order.
While God builds me into your dream knight,
armored with Patience,
To bear all your baggages and sure tantrums.
Armored with self control,
greatly needed to focus and make you
my number one priority in a world laden
with gross temptations.
Armored with courage,
Meant to keep our home together
when all is falling apart.
So my dearest nwanyi oma
Biko wait for me, stand by me
For I am still a work in progress
But when I will make you mine
You will understand why God’s time
is always the best.
BIO – Nkwuka Kosi Chibuikem was born in Zaria in 1992. He studied History at the University of Benin and currently writes from Delta State, Nigeria. He also goes by the pen name #BASHORUN.