Richards Tanimonure

Biography: Tanimonure Richards Adewale is a poet from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, the homeland of the great poet, Wole Soyinka. He is a two times top 20 finalist of the BPPC Poetry contest in the year 2022. He has been published in anthologies such as Healing Hands, Beauty Of Failures, A Country Of Broken Boys and many more. He is a Teacher and Home Parent at Thames Valley College, Likosi-Sagamu, Ogun State. He can be reached on 234 913 080 5564 or

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Thursday 7 December 2023



the feet is a snail

of an angry journey

that whips with a horizon

star celebrating.

take up the steel

that beats in your chest

and tell the fuming road

your slime is your self. 

the paw is not you

for a hare of the task,

and the miles condemn you

sure not of your slide. 

feast on, your star,

with the inch of your feet

and grow on your task,

a horizon beaming. 

the tortoise is a lion 

of earth's glinting win

where man is a star

of a faithful feet. 

so take up your steel

and smile your slime on;

nike, your guardian wings,

"just do it" his score words. 


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