i want to be remembered for justice and peace
like the humble sons of the land, Gani Fawehinmi
And ken saro wewi; who stood against all odds to deliver those who were captive and the voiceless.
But so sad that those they fought for had returned to drink from the cup of corruption and lost their senses of belonging.
I want to be remembered for good not for bad,
To be honoured in the right hands of history in days to come.
I want to be remembered for honesty and loyalty
To humanity and as someone who never shield away
From speaking the truth any day any time.
I want to be remembered as a freedom fighter
Like the late Nelson Mandela of south Africa.
I want to be remembered as john Chizoba vincent,
A man who never keep quiet from ugly incidents
When others are being shut up with a brown envelope.
I want to be remembered as a man who could stand look the sun in the face and its terribles in fear;
As a man who lost all he had to fight the tyrants
That devour the land and left the masses naked.
I want to be remembered as the true son of the soil
Who never gave in in climbing the mountains.
I want to be remembered for my efforts in re-organizing the lost hope and giving hopes to the hopeless.
I want to be remembered for my dignity and integrity.
I want to be remembered for peace and love,
I want to be remembered as one who many hated
Because of his outspoken and drive to achieve
Those things which most people counted as impossible.
I want to be remembered as one who was ready to
Carry the burden of others not minding its consequences.
I want to be remembered as one who do not please every one;
I want to hear the children sing of my name
In the stream, in the school and at the market place.
The entertainers sing high praises of the humble footprints which i have laid.
I want to be remembered for who i am;
For what i am and how i began
The journey of life in the hands of desperation,
Poverty, disappointment, frustration, and embarrassment looking for a platform in the hands of those who i looked up to.
I want to be remembered for putting smiles on the
Weak and discouraged faces of the poor.
I want to be remembered as a man who take not in
Public opinion but create a footprints for the voiceless.
I want to be remembered as a man who fought till there was the birth of a new nation where peace and harmony reign.
I want to be remembered as a man who lifted
The lost children and the forgotten men along with him, I want to be remembered for good.
I want to be remembered as a true Nigerian,
Not a hypocrisy nor an animal who fake patriotism.
I want to be remembered as a man who never
Drink from the cup of corruption nor eat from the
Plate of the enemies but dwell among the priest supplicating for his beloved country.
I will be remembered in due time.
My name would be heard from toddlers lips soon,
Yes, i will be remembered from the rising of the sun
To the setting of the sun; the parrots shall sing of my deeds.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem