macaulay akinbami

Rookie - 306 Points (7th February / Lagos, Nigeria)

Honoured Without The Gate - Poem by macaulay akinbami

Let them now to the foreign land escape and be justified
Them who by writs claims authority above other in words
Them that by honor and chevron are ranked above our dons
By the ignoramuses of imagining red necks
Let them to their own land make them slave again
Who have a chance to build our crumbling walls yet declined
Let the give empty lectures and symposia
In American and Europe
The papers not applicable for Africa
Let the enjoy the snow and the fair weather
And speak rage against our ruling Academic double 007
Let the lords of our Academic
Pride in the glorious past not applicable for modern time
Let them who rule in Literature and science apply it by criticism
Let them run from the gun powders that have a voice
To live as second class citizen in Europe and America
Returning with age so useless
And the white hair of non involvement but as a critic
Let the run and run and run like you and you
Until so useless you regard age with substance without committed indelible marks on mother Africa.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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