Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lost's return

Today, Mama is rejoicing,
Singing and dancing,
Praying and crying,
Her eyes simply cannot believe it,
This is a greater gift than money,
Far sweeter than honey,

Today mama is celebrating,
That which caused her agony,
now suddenly brings her relief,
She is beside herself,
hands on her head,
hands on her chest,
hands together in the air,
God has answered her only prayer,
She thought this was a dead matter.

Clap, mama,clap
Dance, mama, dance,
Your dance is the prologue,
to the never ending chorus.
Let her bask in this reverie,
10 oceans cannot contain her floods of joy,
Nothing , noone can stop her,
From embracing her son,
The first fruit of her womb,
Who had been missing for years and years,
Everyone was assured that death had eaten him up,
A child dead, is better than a child lost,
But mama held on and kept her hopes up,

Her only son, her first born has returned,
beat the gong,play the drum
This festival has just begun.

© Omohemi Benson, All rights reserved.

This is for lost, I await your response.


Sparkle said...

Good one *thumbs up*


Another good one. Very touching!

omohemi Benson said...

Thanks babes.

lost-not yet found said...

It’s the evening,
The neighbors are gone now
The music has gone quiet
The celebrations are over
Its just us now…
Mama and I

She looks at me.
I look away.
She reaches for me.
I pull away.
She remains.
I stop.
I reach for her.
I stop.
I am not the son she lost,
I think.
I am not the boy she missed
…the one that left.
The one she loved.
Would she love,
the one that came,
In place of the one she lost?

It’s the evening
The neighbors are gone now…
But the questions remain.

lost-not yet found said...

I leave the last word to you my dear... I have been well... na work.

omohemi Benson said...

Beautiful piece,
My friend.
Well done.

Glad to know you are well,take it easy with work.

Waffarian said...

Na wah oh! So you this girl, you get all this kain thing for body? Very well done! Loved it! How you dey, my friend? I'll write you a mail soon explaining my noticable absence, but I sure say you go forgive me wey you hear the kain suffer wey your sister suffer! Take care, my dear!

omohemi Benson said...

Thanks love,
Na God gives us.
I'll expect your email,Thanks.

kokolette said...

really nice work!
I could feel the joy

adumaadan - Blacktinkerbell said...

You and lost have something going on. It's exciting and it's creating beautiful things.

Ugo Daniels said...

good for mama

londonnaijachic said...

you are talented sweerie.
I've been too busy but will call you very soon

Anu boy said...

all for lost... nice one oh, nice one

omohemi Benson said...

Thanks love.

You can say that again!

Real good,

Thanks babe,
Will expect your call.

@Anu boy,
Yes oh!

Uzo said...

Was going to ask for some background but then i went back and re-read this and then i got it...I am liking this dance between you and lost....

Noni Moss said...

Wow - kudos to you and Lost - very nicely done!

Vera Ezimora said...


This is very very good! I mean, really really good.

Will u marry me, Omohemi?

The Last King Of Scotland said...

lovely poem

omohemi Benson said...

Will still give you the background though, me and lost are poetry partners, we respond to eachother's poem.
Thanks love.

Thanks,thanks and more thanks.
am glad you like it.

Thanks vera darling,
our relationship has been on hold since your absence from blogsville, we have to catch up before we can proceed to marriage o!

Thanks bro.

AIVY said...

wow, this is great. i'm loving this blog

catwalq said...

where d boy go sef?

exschoolnerd said...

lovely!!! u know i dig ur poetry...got some poetry on my blog too.

@catwalq..u are a just an area girl.

Mrs Somebody said...

Nice one!!! Omo sexy! Omo kinky!

bllk wolf said...

nice poem.
(looks at self)(nods)
i guess thats one lil thingy im not in
although i do a lil bit of drawing (copy actually)
but i sure luv em...poems that is.
tot ild post my first comment on ur blog,cuz this should be mi first time in here
(smiles at self)!
uv got a lovely blog i must add..its fly (il tell u why latter)
hope u can join me for tea(my blog)
and maybe leave a message or two..
i noticed ur DANFO has a driver, just wondering if u wouldn't mind the services of conductor...

laspapi said...

nice poem, omohemi

Olamild said...

I felt like I was reading Ralia the Sugar Girl

I just developed a rhythm as I brushed through each line. You write well. Thanks 4 the comments you left on my webpage.

@ Lost not yet... you're good at what u do

Jaycee said...

This is sooooo beautiful...

Hmmmm....you and Lost eh??? Gotta fill me in when I call u TODAY (yup, I said TODAYYYY, I go buy phone card o.....he he...I've got good news)...

Aijay said...

Very nice!
All this love for lost. Na wa oh! lol..

lost-not yet found said...


Thank you very much for all the love, attention and kind attention... Omorere..we can continue the series if u want...
have an xcellent week... I will the poems on my blog...

mirage said...

hmmmm nice version of the prodigal son. nice peom

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