Julius Odunusi

(March 13,1861. / Lagos de Curamo)

Orisun (Origin)


Orisun

Monday, April 18,2011 - 10: 51PM

I wish
I could boast
Of my children
How they jostle
And wrestle
To smother
Each one, another
All around the humble earth
Of my modern hut
If I could only dare
Be the father but,
I would count not
Even one amongst all
Dear than my forebears
For ‘twas they that
Bore
I and brood.

Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2013
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A proverb amongst the Yoruba people of Nigeria says 'a river that forgets its origin shall dry up'. This work is in acknowledgement of my origins.

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