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"If Olasubomi was a Craftsman, he'd be an artisan of words, chiseling every alphabet to make new words that even a toddler can chew on. In the Shadow Of Man" , Olasubomi writes with endearing imagery, emphasising on the struggles for survival by man as he toils day and night "as the cock crows...when darkness lock the gate of brightness..." and tries to make end meet. Shadows of Man represents the plight of man and Olasubomi does an amazing job giving a facet of it"

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Shadows of Man. 


When the cock coughs, 
to the stream
have I gone —
treading slippery paths 
with nimble feet —
to fill 
every man's pot;
To quench the thirst of his needs. 

When the son rises 
from his slumber, 
to the farm 
have I gone — 
Wobbling through crooked 
paths with nimble feet —
to fill every man's baskets;
To fill the throats of his needs. 

When the day yawns
and spread its mat, 
to the market 
have I gone — 
salty droplets dripping, 
from the 
branches of my hair —
to carry every man's tubers
of burdens;
To rest the legs of his needs. 

When darkness
locks the gate of brightness —
to my home 
have I gone — 
bones cracking noisily, like shattered pots at the bank of the stream — 
to count the harsh cowries 
on my weary hands; 
To sleep with cries oozing
like the blood of a 'ritualed' goat.


BIO
Shadows of man


My name is Kolawole Olasubomi Samuel, a student at Obafemi Awolowo University, pursuing a degree in Dramatic Arts.  I am a playwright, a fiction artist, and a poet. I started writing last year when a friend introduced me into the writing world. And ever since then, I wouldn't want to say the skill come naturally, but it's not; writing is learnt!








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