The Myth of Stars

If the stars

Do not exist on earth

Both day and night will be so bright

And they will lose

Their values.

So they travel so far

To the sky

So that we will only  see them

In darkness

And appreciate their beauty

But people don’t love dark times

They love the stars

That choose to shine in dark times.


People desire

To be like stars.

But not in dark


Idowu Ebenezer Odeyemi

Idowu Odeyemi is a Nigerian poet. He was shortlisted for the 2018 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. His works have appeared or are forthcoming on Kahalari review, Constellate Journal, Praxis Magazine, Tuck Magazine, Core Magazine Africa.


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