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BALOGUN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

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Tell Are-Ona-Kakanfo
that Balogun, the man of war
is back from war.
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Balogun,
the son of seven thunders
in the days of seven wonders
kills the war and takes plunders
I am the Balogun of words
for I know the alphabets that put strife asunder.
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Tell Oba Alayeluwa
Let the town-crier bear it on his tongue
Let hares bear it on their ears
that Balogun, the man of war
is back from war.
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The breath in my gun
is the life in your lungs
The gods bow to my spirit and deities worship my soul
For I know the enchantments that put death to death
I am Balogun
The man of seven wonders.
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Death
Your teeth
Are blunt.
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Grave
Your depths
Are shallow.
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Sheol
O how your holes
Are low.
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I am Balogun
Edumare assigned me a costudian of words
The same words that stretched out the heavens
On the day earth was scattered over the waters;
(Thoughts of a playful fowl spreading the sands
This is stupidity in the hearts of men)
I am the Balogun of words
To relate how the worlds came too being.
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For the words I speak are Spirit and life
I am the Balogun of words
To relate to you words about the world to come.
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Tell Are-Ona-Kakanfo
that Balogun, the man of war
is back from war.
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Notes
Balogun: A Yoruba war Chieftaincy Title
Are-Ona-Kakanfo: A Yoruba Chieftaincy Title
Oba Alayeluwa: King, His Majesty

BALOGUN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

BALOGUN by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

Author: Samuel Amazing Ayoade

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