Nigerian Student Poetry "A fruitless tree" by Sivebukola John

There is a fruitless tree in my garden..Its sight is a new burden...

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Fruitless tree

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There is a fruitless tree in my garden

An evidence of my indolence

Its sight is a new burden

One in which I bind my confidence


Hope is my sunshine

Regret is my rain

Its twigs entwine with time

On its bark, I carve my name


Its roots strangle me in my dreams

A reminder of my failure

But in me a light redeems

One that makes me endure


On a cold winter morning, it falls

Together with all of my sorrow

Sadly, I couldn't tell

That there would be no tomorrow


Sivebukola John is a student of Physiology at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State.

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