Read Time:49 Second [The Crescent And The Cross]
In this dark corner, I bend and brood
On the desolation unleashed upon my land
Such tremulous monody I’m wont to sing
Concerning the crescent and the cross
Two strange visitors outstripping the host
And we like the proverbial mourner,
Crying far more than the bereaved

Divided, we keep widening the gaps
Along both ethnic and religious maps
Each clutching to his parochial beliefs
One says the crescent is better,
The other affirms the cross is nobler
But between the crescent and the cross
Which was known to our forebears?

Let the crescent sliver in the North
And let the cross blossom in the South
But let’s keep to our common humanity
By accommodating our mutual diversity
For we are children of the same parents
Forged from the womb of the earth!

Written by: Basil Ovu
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson


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  1. James T. Abel Adesitimi – Akure, Ondo – James T. Abel Adesitimi is a Nigerian poet who lives and dines with poem day and night just to unite the world with his poems. He was born in the most beautiful city of Ondo-state (Akure) , Nigeria in 1991 to Adesitimi 's family. He began to write poems, jokes, and novels since his secondary school days. He wrote his first poem in some years back, titled(IN PRIVATE I DETECT MY TALENT) i.e any time he goes to school, church, or at the market place, he felt shy. This was what fired his ability more to write poem expressing his feelings about himself, about holiness and satirical poem as well. Since then, his pen never sleeps but dancing to the tone of his imagination Now he looks forward to becoming a famous poet in world
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