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FREEDOM: by Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

I see our future in chains;
We only strive in vain
Shall we be free of these pathetic breed?

Do they know ours pains?
That we only seek freedom?

We walk in files to the work field
Guarded by armed morons,
With eager, blade mouthed whips

Oh! We cry and take our fate,
Hoping Freedom shall be our grace

An offspring was born
From the house of the weakest;
A man shining like the sun

He grew in strength, might and fear
And even the predators feared him

Though our tries were not enough,
He brought us the victor’s trophy;
Freedom, the spirit of our nation

The Savior came to grace us glory
He stood and fought his way out

Hmmm! Our hope is up, standing;
This is our story of Freedom
For the light dimmer has been silenced!

*inspired by the movie Roots

Written by: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

 girl with raised hands and broken chains

Author: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau is a poet, photographer and nutritionist. He has won several awards. His first collection of poems, FOR BOYS WHO WENT, was published in 2017.

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