Forerunners on the field of struggle
Birthing freedom willingly or smuggled.
Their comradeships ain’t infantry nor half done
Their comradeships ain’t fake nor still born.
They’re dogged and unflinchingly gallant,
Rugged alutaists and are firmly vibrant.
They’re the vindicated legendary heroes of our time
They’re sons of the soil to reap victoria at its prime.
Servants with leadership prowess
Offering all prospects of success
Just as diamond reflects it’s beauty
When viewed from different angles,
Shinning on every side of one’s Life;
As the Daylight breaks forth the day –
Beaming in radiance like a new wife.
Author: Ayeyemi Taofeek
Ayeyemi Taofeek Kehinde fondly called Aswagaawy is the author of “Oro n Bo: Dripping Words” (a poetry collection). He is the First Runner-up of the BPPC September 2017 and February 2018; Winner, PoeticWednesday Anniversary Contest, 2018; First Runner-up of Okigbo Poetry Prize (University of Ibadan, 2016), 4 times winner, PIN Monthly Poetry Challenge among other coveted prizes and awards. He has been published in Authorpedia, The Quills, The Pengician, Tuck Magazine, Inspired Magazine, Peregrine Reads et al.
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