Poems From Underground
Barnes & Noble
Release Date: November 17, 2022
Poems from Underground is a collection of poems from Underground: A Memoir of Hope, Faith, and the American Dream. Page by page, a personal narrative is revealed to the reader poetry—one brimming with trials and triumphs, grief and joy, loss and love in equal measure. Through poignant, candid, and vulnerable storytelling, ‘Deji Ayoade shares his innermost stirrings of the heart and all the maelstroms they entail with utmost poise. Beyond a mere poetry collection of outpourings by an American military man, this is a true story about a soul who, since birth, envisioned a thriving future for himself and the generations to come.
“Deji Ayoade has penned a poignant poetry collection that not only pulls at one’s heartstrings, but also invokes deep insight. Moreover, it inspires a sense of appreciation for life’s inescapable troughs and crests through compelling verse.”
-Eva Xan, Bestselling Poetry Editor & Author of Esoterra
Cold winds, runny noses.
On a restless pavement, I stand.
Miles, I traveled,
But here I am.
Staring eyes, teary eyes.
Where have I placed my will?
This day isn’t mine,
But I promised not to remember yesterday.
This scar in my heart must fade.