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Dr. Olalere Oladitan


(Nigeria)
Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
e-mail : ooladita@yahoo.co.uk

Three poems by (Dr.) Olalere Oladitan

Witch to the Neighbour’s Child

Under the home roof :
rascals
brigands
ruining honour
name
and legacies ancestral

The child next door :
sharp
bright
bringing succour
and joy
to father
to mother
generations unborn

“Ah !
Is not that someone’s child !