FREEDOM, THE PATH OF HISTORY: by Ayodeji A. Adeyemi

(In honor of victims of slavery while it lasted International Day for the Abolition of Slavery) Toiling and thumping in the pains of history freedom they say was all we needed we roll and boil in the bloodbath of slavery our kindred always the sacrificial lamb it felt so real the agonies of war we… Continue reading FREEDOM, THE PATH OF HISTORY: by Ayodeji A. Adeyemi

WE TOOK IN

In days gone, I was told None was black, none was white None was Franco, none was Anglo None chewed arrogance, none failed tolerance None brained nobility, none mocked religiosity…. We were all Sisters and brothers Young stuck to the old like bread to butter We took seats at full tables with smiles to down… Continue reading WE TOOK IN

BUILDERS OF THE WORLD

For the world, unwillingly Africa toiled, not sparingly Like locusts in a leafy field Africans worked without sunshield The nations of progress Are the showcases of African process At heart is success Away from thought is ‘to mess’ Look at the Super Power They could have been lower Were it not for the African back… Continue reading BUILDERS OF THE WORLD

ARE WE LIBERATED

The rulers’ hearts lack humanity Forecasting the future, they tell stories That leave us hoping for better days But the promises fail and we are all denied While they gather for merry making Many try to fight, but are held down By those who seat in the offices Even the strong men are silenced …… Continue reading ARE WE LIBERATED

I WEEP BECAUSE…[2]

My stance is cast, Pelt me with pebbles of hate Cast me in the armor of prejudice I shall remain the debris of my yesterday For the offspring of tomorrow Must not be awash by strangers’ drum beat My past is my today, The ancestors gaze down at me Faces endlessly stern I must not… Continue reading I WEEP BECAUSE…[2]