By Faniyi Oluwatomiwa Elijah
Some days come with so much trouble
That all you can do is sit
Listen to the wind as it hums
Drink the wine of hope
Empty the pains of your thought
And sleep your sorrow away.
Some days arrive heavy and overweight
You'll wish you could register it at the local gym
With the hope that it might just work out
And get in shape and be able to
On its own walk out of your calendar
Without staining you with rancid memory.
In those days, I prefer to sit
At the foot of the rock
Where my apartment perched
Look into the eyes of the setting sun
Who, like a new bride was beginning to hide
Its radiant face behind the veil of clouds.
In a moment, I'm floating
Another moment, I'm soaring
This boy is never a setting sun
You'll spend the rest of your life
Counting his radiant rays
Wrong to say he's got a spark
Cos' he's fire, a blazing son.
Faniyi Oluwatomiwa Elijah, popularly known as Tommy Brian is a young, ambitious, and prolific Nigerian poet cum writer. He is a final year student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso Oyo State, Nigeria, where he studies Chemical Engineering.
He is a lover of God, vision-inspired young leader, spontaneous quick thinker, teacher, teen coach, content creator, personal development coach, a girl-child advocate, and an inspiring motivational speaker.
In January, he co-authored an anthology book, "Songs of Peace," and "wisdom pills for academic excellence" in October 2020.
He is the team lead of The Writing Empire, a hub of writers with a mission to breed people that will shape the future by words through their burning pens. He is also the co-ordinator of the Ogbomoso Bookclub: an initiative established by the society of young writers to contribute their quotas towards the growth and development of reading culture in Nigeria.
He is a globally-minded person passionate about helping others unleash and maximize their God-given potential.
His work has been published in local and international journals and magazines, including the Writers Space Africa. He has positively impacted thousands of lives and our nation through different platforms.