Daddy’s Talk

Define the fine relationship
The saving stich


He would never cease to discuss
On the development of our house.
He’d look at the walls and blame
Poverty, saying; “If not for money,

I would have plastered this place,
I like terrazzo to be here. I prefer the
Modern switches to these outdated ones”.

That was our father for you.
Poverty drove him to talking too much
And mama often got pissed off.

He does his talking, usually
After our usual supper – Yam fufu
And bitter leave soup.

In daddy’s head,
He had completed our uncompleted house.
He knew what he wanted and he talk them daily.

“I’ll put rugs in our room and tiles in the kitchen.
Terrazzo in the parlor and interlock in the veranda.
I’ll prefer pop to an ordinary roof. I’ll do it this way.
I’ll do it that way”.

Dad never got tired of
Building our house
In his head daily.

Mama would ask him;
“When would you have money
To do these things Baba Dayo?”
He took mama’s questions lightly
And knew that one day,
His talks shall make sense when
His dreams becomes reality.

Define the fine relationship
The saving stich
About Flourish Joshua 29 Articles
*BIOGRAPHY* Flourish Joshua, a.k.a FJSpeaks, an African Writer and Poet, was born on the 24th day of August in the late 19s. He hails from Adavi Local Government, in Kogi State, but was born in Kaduna and bred in Lagos. His hands founded Poetry at age 12 and he had been doing it with all his might. He bagged his School Cert. from Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State. Where he was a page Poetry god and Lord of Literature. He has written over 500 reasonably professional Poems, (published and Unpublished) 10 Novels and 100s of short stories. On the 23rd day of Sept., He won the 3rd Prize at the 7th NGOZI AGBO Essay Competition hosted by the Prestigious University of Lagos. He is presently a writer for the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide. Most of his Poems, published and unpublished, cuts across real life happenings, satirizes Governmental eerieness and deals with real life trends. His award winning Poems *"CHIDE ABUSE"* and *"ADISA'S JEWEL"* are spreading like wildfire, recently being published in the Yaba College of Technology's Anniversary Magazine. His Poems are currently being read by over five thousand people weekly in the Weekly publication of an International Organization. His works has been highly recognised by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and other National and International dignitaries... He was recently appointed as one of the short story writers for TVC children show aired twice every week. Flourish Joshua is single as as the time this Biography was written. He is also a Singer, playwright, Dramatist, Song Writer and an Acoustic Lead Guitarist. The multi-talented young man aims for the mastery of his pen and to be widely read across the globe; changing and transforming lives through his writings as a life wire. 🍃 You can find Flourish Joshua on FB: IG: Twitter:

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