Pidgin Poem: African Luva


 

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Una dey hear wetin peppu dey talk?

Say African man no sabi luv pesin

Say dem no dey romantic, abi wetin oyinbo dey call am?

Say, dem no sabi giv flawa layk oyinbo

Dem no wan cook fur deir woman

Dem just wan get strong bodi

Dem no wan kiss deir woman fur outside,

Una dey hear?

Dem say d rizon why black woman strong,

Na bicos black man dey treat dem layk man

So dat na why black woman sabi shout

Say if black woman kip quiet,

Black man go kill am

Say if black woman soft,

She no go strong when the man do am bad

Bicos d man dey leave all the work for kishin, fur ha

Shey na true talk,

Abi African luva just different?

Bicos mi layk African man o

Dem strong fur everi where

Abi wetin yu tink?

No bi everi woman dey complain

Abi?

No bi everi woman dey shout?

Man sef difirent

Abi no bi so

African man, no fit do everithing layk oyinbo

As dem no dey tink d same tin

And African man dey do e own best,

As no bi evin d same root dem get.

But if yu say yur own no try,

E no giv yu money for evin food,

E no do layk say na im bi man fur haws

E beat yu,

Cum go luv anoda woman

Wit d luv yu giv am

Na im bi say yu no get African luva,

Yu get baby man

Bicos sum men neva machure

And meybi na wetin yu get,

Yu know,

Baby man, wey neva learn tu bi man.

 

Originally Published in “The Pidgin in Nigeria as Poem”

Amazon- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pidgin-Nigeria-As-Poem-ebook/dp/B079MCW75F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1552294911&sr=8-1&keywords=ruth+yacim

Kobo- https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-pidgin-in-nigeria-as-a-poem

 

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