M.K.O ABIOLA by Victor Igiri

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(…a tribute in respect of the honour conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari)

Kashimawo,
“Let us wait and see” so
They said
but Heroes don’t die,
No.
They are the colours of the rainbow
and possess the heart of the sun.
They are eagles
soaring on time’s wings, alphabeting on
history’s sheets
and upon our meadow they green
as ‘fresh foliages’.

Yes, their sun graces mankind portraiting
the beauty of heaven
and though stung by the ‘brood of Vipers’
they were no betrayers, but stood brave amidst
death’s invitations as mouthpiece’s of Justice
And at finis
though tragedy became ours to chew

June 12 is yours,
M.K.O Abiola, chief of our Democracy exponents
and through its spirits
The world, like 1993
shall behold your bright and dark suns
and yet see truths unfading skin
shinning through every dark years.

True, no one can cage God’s Nature
and very certain we know that after the
sun, moon, and stars comes
the Truth
that, which can never be ostracized.

Shine on,
legend of History.

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Victor Igiri

Victor Igiri is an award- winning Nigerian poet and essayist, and a writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a creative entrepreneur who aims to "die empty" leveraging on his skills and talents to create positive impact on earth. He is a poet contributor for Independent Newspaper, Lagos, Wrr.ng, Nigerianmasterweb.com and a host of other websites where he shares his poems and inspirational articles. He is the administrator of Purpose Driven Youth Network, a website and Facebook page that is aimed at inspiring people, especially the youths and teenagers in making impact in life. His poems have been anthologized in various spaces; nationally and internationally.

By Victor Igiri

Victor Igiri is an award- winning Nigerian poet and essayist, and a writer based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a creative entrepreneur who aims to "die empty" leveraging on his skills and talents to create positive impact on earth. He is a poet contributor for Independent Newspaper, Lagos, Wrr.ng, Nigerianmasterweb.com and a host of other websites where he shares his poems and inspirational articles. He is the administrator of Purpose Driven Youth Network, a website and Facebook page that is aimed at inspiring people, especially the youths and teenagers in making impact in life. His poems have been anthologized in various spaces; nationally and internationally.

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