Babatunde Aremu


Come Back, Brother


I have brothers
Yet I know them not
They live far away
In the hearts of Americas
Down the lanes of London
In the far east sunshine
Seeking for the golden fleece

I have many brothers
Yet they are invisible
I am not acquainted with them
Yet they wire currencies to me
Vide the Western Union
I cannot touch them
Because they are far removed

I longed to see my brothers
I longed to touch them all
Let me embrace them once
Let me see them face to face
Come back home brothers
Come home to roost
Come home to rest
Come and take your deserted thrones

Submitted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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A cry to my people in diaspora seeking for golden fleece

Comments about this poem (Come Back, Brother by Babatunde Aremu )

  • Rookie Gary James Smith (2/25/2013 9:25:00 AM)

    Very well written and felt poem............compassion and mercy incorporated.......................nice write (Report) Reply

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