It has been a beautiful year
A distorted three hundred and sixty-five days
Broken glasses of the same exquisite champagne
Give me a bucket, let me pour my soul from it
I almost lost myself this year
We did lose a lot this year
Fuck the Ponzi and the pyramids
That we tried to build
And the stories
That we told our friends that did not include
Our heritage and the ones that touched our lives
But didn’t stay too long to
Meet our children and know our wives
They now dwell in heaven’s castles.
Who is going to get me another Helen?
Or Joseph? Or Temi or Linda or Jenny my lady?
Who is going to get us another Chidi?
Who is going to get us another Roli?
You’re all past heaven’s gates now and you probably
Have all the angels looking on in envy
Come back kings and queens! We miss you already!
You all were way too young, you weren’t ready!
We miss you.
To the ones who are married
And your husband decides to beat you just because he is tired
And for the ones who are in love
And your lover kicks your belly
Because he thinks another man is involved.
If he hits you this year,
If your husband hits you this year,
Then I hope that coward dies
And when you turn into a widow
Remember to kiss on your children’s eyes
Tell them to see the world for what it really is
And not let anyone categorize them as weird and funny kids
So I apologize
For the days I should have called
For the days that you were bored
For the times you needed my attention
For these past hectic sessions
Not for the fact that I loved you
But for badly missing the past you
The you that I hugged
The you that I loved
The you that said while we kissed
“No tongues involved”
That you. I apologize.
All of a sudden, my hands had become legs
Like a rat, I ran on all fours
I apologize for my fears
We had to commandeer your stuff
I pray Gog forgives me and my friends
My apologies to your landlord
And I apologize to alcohol.
Im sure that vodka be depressed from the way I abuse it.
To the orphans and the cripples.
And I apologize to the widows.
God’s blessings go through your windows,
Just keep them open with your mind and all.
I apologize to my dreams.
I apologize to the system.
I apologize in advance to all the fuck yous I am going to be saying next year.
I apologize for when I used that shitty sentence,
My heart was senseless,
My brain was beating up my patience,
Anger was relentless.
You thought who loved who?
I apologize for another,
Yeah, I apologize for a brother.
He won’t say sorry now so I’ll just do it for him.
He’s slower to repent like his conscience is on lean.
I apologize for the world; I apologize for your neighbour.
I apologize for my tribe as I apologize for my crime.
I apologize for the government,
Im still apolitical, forgive my involvement
Just put down the gun and let Nigeria be one.
I apologize for the economy.
She is a bitch fucking up the lot of me.
Henry said he hadnt been ‘broker’ this year.
I apologize for the year.
I apologize to myself.
I apologize for the stereotype.
It still haunts me too,
I haven’t gotten rid of it myself.
I apologize for the suicide bombers
The girls in the North,
We may never know how much they were bothered.
I apologize for their tears,
I apologize to their peers,
I apologize to the sick; May God grant you strength.
I apologize to the rich,
You know we’d get our Aston soon right?
And surpass you soon enough, we might.
I took some time this year, 2018 okay? I promise.
To my momma, I love you.
To my father, I miss you.
To my family I’d selectively kiss you
On the cheek.
And if I purposely miss your name while I speak,
Im so sorry.