James Ogunjimi Poems
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Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free
Don't judge us by the Smiling faces
And conclude we are happy.
Don't use as examples just a few cases
And say it's reality.
For Smiling faces do not mean the same as happy people,
Neither does smooth talk translate to goodwill.
Don't see the big cars we drive
And conclude we are rich.
Don't look at the clothes we have
And call us the real deal.
For big cars do not mean the same as rich men,
Neither does big clothes translate to big men.
Don't look at us 'going places'
And conclude we can soar.
Don't look at us like cheetahs running in ...
What Will History Say?
If like the men who lived in the early days,
Our words and actions are being recorded.
If like them, our lives would one day be read by generations yet unborn.
If like the men of old, our life's work will before the world be laid bare,
O what will history say about us?
And what will be posterity's judgement?
If like the men who once trod this path that we now tread,
Our actions are weighed and revisited.