🌹✍🏾Poetry’s Infamous – Wole Soyinka✍🏾🌹

OUR SHELL
AND SHELTER

There is
only one home
to the life
of a river-mussel.

There is
only one home
to the life
of a tortoise.

There is
only one shell
to the soul
of man.

There is
only one world
to the spirit
of our race.

If that world
leaves its course
and smashes
on boulders
of the great void.

Whose world
will give us
shelter?

Wole Soyinka
Africa’s first Nobel laureate in literature.

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(C) 2021 Oluwole Odujebe

*Original post by, Oluwole Odujebe

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