To my other rib

Give me a chance to plant a secret in the midst of your garden.
Lend me some minutes, to offer you milk with coffee.
Allow me split the red ocean amidst your wilderness,
I want to lead you to a certain land of promise.

Allow me start a new song on your lips—
fountain of sweetness—
And let me  build an altar on your chest
For I want to be the disciple of the duo gods.

Before the journey’s end come knocking,
Allow me write each letter of my hands and my pen into your open page,
Let me keep sauntering in your animated garden of intrigues.


Tope Ashaolu, also known as Optimistic Poet, is a Yoruba born poet. He was raised in Kwara state, Nigeria where he earn his primary and secondary school certificate.

He has featured in some most standard poetry challenge, in the likes of 24/7 facebook poetry forum monthly competition, coming out with diamond award, worldwar facebook poetry competition coming out as semifinalist and some others.

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He has written over eighty poems and aspiring to write more. And he is studying currently at Federal University, Oye Ekiti.

Categories: Poetry

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