Treasure Island

Julius Odunusi

(March 13,1861. / Lagos de Curamo)

Men of Honor, Women of Virtue


Men of Honor, Women of Virtue

March 2,2012 - 5: 47AM




One golden morn
My father woke me at dawn
He asked
Son, why do you call me father?
I answered
I am your son, so I honor you
He sighed and said
Though I am father and you my spawn
If I have not taught you
Principle and purpose
Valor and vigor
Then I am not father though you are son
At the height of noon
My mother, my boon
Asked
Why do you call me mother?
I answered
I am your son, so I honor you
She sighed and said
Though I am mother and you my spawn
If I have not taught you
Prudence and piety
Value and vision
Then I am not mother though you are son
At twilight
Grave was this night
I called father
I called mother
And I answered both
You are father
And you are mother
For you have taught me
Well and in deed
For your words to me
Have filled me
With priceless virtue

Submitted: Monday, January 28, 2013

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