Babatunde Aremu


Let's Be One - Poem by Babatunde Aremu

I have one desire for you, brother.
I have a wish for us to be one
I have the dream for my country men
That we will be one one day
We shall be one.

Fellow country men, remember
That a single finger
Cannot lift up a heavy load.
A bunch broom is not easily broken
If there is no crack in the wall
Lizard cannot penetrate

Remember, fellow country men
A tree cannot make a forest.
The unity of tributaries
Makes a big river.
The conglomeration of big rivers
Becomes a mighty ocean.
We all need each other.

Behold! How pleasant will it be
For our brothers in the north
To dine with us in the south
Inside the same calabash.
How wonderful will it be
If we speak with a voice
Its better for us to be one
Than each to pitch
Under different tents


Comments about Let's Be One by Babatunde Aremu

  • Aria Siren (2/19/2013 8:51:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem with an even more beautiful dream. I have the same hope and I believe we will see it one day. Not on our own of course. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/17/2013 3:25:00 PM)


    wonderful thoughts for united peoples of the land for the benefit of all the poet should run for elections indeed...regards (Report) Reply

  • Cunningham Mbati (2/15/2013 5:16:00 AM)


    This is a nice poem. It really speaks to the people from my country as prepare to go to elections. (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2013 12:06:00 AM)


    Unite as one voice - bringing countrymen together. I like it very much. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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