yoruba queen


Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843 – 15 August 1880) was a West African Egbado omoba of Yoruba royalty who was orphaned in inter-tribal warfare, sold into slavery, and in a remarkable twist of events, was liberated from enslavement and became a goddaughter to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She was married to Captain James Pinson Labulo Davies, a wealthy Victorian Lagos philanthropist. (x)


I see
a goddess
with mahogany eyes

moving like heaven’s clouds
with so much poetry in her stride
she gleams in a golden aura

with that jiggle in her thighs
and the bounce in each of her breast
made Jesus’ face go in awe
even began applauding himself;

sweet as honey
she attracted masses of eyes
like swarming bees…

and I’m still praying that she only notices me.