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Broken!
by Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde

Salty waters drip
Like the pours from a leaking keg
And adorn the soil
Like adun¹

I will go back to where we begun our love
Under the tree that lies on the mountain
Yes, the mountain inside the river Ala²

Ayanfe,³
Because you broke my heart,
The elements at War
Say Love is not Lust

From that point, I will trail my leaking pot
And with each drop of water that from it pour
I reduce your self-esteem

I can pick up the pieces of a broken heart
But the ruins of a shattered heart, I cannot bear

Ayanfe, I pray,
Before this sun sets,
Let this love die.

1. Adun – the sweet taste of bitter leaf
2. Ala – Division
3. Ayanfe – Beloved

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Nelson Vincent Ayomitunde is a law undergraduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.