UP NORTH

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Image may contain: 1 person, standing, sky and outdoorby Mariam Olajide

Have you been to the North side?
Up North is hazily beautiful..
The sky above is plain as Jane
The moonlight is a sight to behold
We laugh gaily as we choose our stars.

We listen to maya
as she tells us moonlight tales
under the canopy-like kuka tree..
Gogo(mother) is the best,
she provides our favorite drink
fura da nunu…

We are one big family as we gather
to eat from the dinner tray
For tonight it’s tuwo shinfaka
and Mia tashe soup..Image may contain: 1 person, food and indoorTomorrow morn,
we will have masa and yagi for breakfast.

Have you been to the North side?
Dry and bare the landscape is…
you could see for miles
Up North is full of modesty
and mesmerizing beauties.

Hidden behind colorful veils
are pretty damsels
In their Shedas and babarigas
good looking fellas wander about.

Image may contain: 1 person, beard and closeupUp North
we welcome rain like a new born babe
Here one moment, gone too soon!
The sun is scorching;

we desert the streets in no time at all.

Harmattan is something to write home about
You must be enduring to live Up North..
These Northerners take the breath out of me..
They are jovial and extremely accommodating..
they dazzle like diamonds in the rough!

They laugh deeply Image may contain: 1 person, sunglasses and closeup
and share so many things in love
True humility is their watchword!
Up North is full of life..
Who would have thought
so much beauties will be found Northward?

Up North is where ‘family’ is..
Up North is home away from home..
Gaisuwa! (greetings)

c2017 Mariam Olajide
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