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A Collection of Poems

Taj Onigbanjo

Copyright © 2017 Taj Onigbanjo

All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be used, reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the authors except in the case of brief quotation embodied in critical articles and reviews. Any person who commits any unauthorised act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

Taj Onigbanjo has asserted his moral right to be identified as the author of this collection of poems.

This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.

Published in the United Kingdom by Accomplish Press

Smashwords Edition

ISBN: 9781999924911

First published in 2018

Cover Design: RealDreams Media


This book is dedicated to my parents, my sister and brother and my own family.

Table of Contents

About the Book

1. Sun Worshipper

2. You Think You’ve Had Love

3. She

4. Beat of a Different Drummer

5. The Things I Take for Granted, but Shouldn't

6. Hot Chocolate

7. Touch

8. Keeping Up the Act

9. I

10. For All My Dreams

11. The Great Beyond

12. A Thought Occurred to me Today

13. A Cry for the Innocent

14. Drama

15. My Father is Slowly Dying

16. The End

17. Thank You

About the Author

Interview with Taj Onigbanjo

About the Book

Finding My Voice is a collection of poems about one man’s journey to fulfilling a lifelong dream to share his thoughts, views and skewed vision of life with the world. And to be heard. The collection covers a vast array of topics, both real and imagined, and is the end result of the author finding his feet, beating his own drum and dancing to the tune of his own beat.

1. Sun Worshipper

I awake to find you

Creeping up my toes

Like a lover with desire.

I yawn and stretch

And spread myself carelessly

Enjoying your embrace.

The morning air, already warm

Fans my face softly and gently.

I turn to face you

To give you my full attention.

I have to cover my eyes

Blinded by your brilliance.

I take a stroll to the water’s edge

Disrobe with a shrug

And slip into the calming waves

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