At the anteroom of heaven,
The land of the Free,
The wealthy kingdom beyond those mountains afar
May the eyes that see you want you
May they smile in adoration –
By how handsome a soul you are.
And when you dine with the royals
In your new home
Forget not your bond,
The seasons we looked –
To the stars for bread.
At heaven’s anteroom
The home of the Free
Never forget –
Whose you are
Our little Princess.
In search of happiness
I leap for the great heavens
A home for the haves and have-nots
Where, the mind rests from all troubles.
In search of hope
I must conquer the frigidness of my own kind
Do battle with the desert demons
Though my feet buckle
And my vision wobbles
Though a great length to endure
Onwards, I pursue.
In search of liberty
Wild as the earth’s expanse
To walk the glowing streets
Where opportunities appease like a freewill offering
Forsake all my present evil, I must
For ten thousand miles I cannot tell.
In search of my treasures therefore
Let me conquer these borders, I pray
Though fenced by sturdy tongues
Nothing must impair the call
“Yes! Sweet Paradise”
Onwards I go, the place of rest.
Akinmayowa Adedoyin Shobo is a graduate in the field of life sciences. He is inspired by various genres of literature, music, history and science. He divides his time between being a public health researcher and volunteering for community development projects. He writes on several platforms, including book
projects, blogs, and magazines. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He can be found at https://www.facebook.com/shobo.mayowa, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayowa-shobo-42601aa7/, and https://www.instagram.com/frankly_dedoyin/