Martin Ayanbare Ayankola

Rookie - 46 Points (28/10/68 / SAKI, OYO STATE, NIGERIA)

This Land Shall Be Healed - Poem by Martin Ayanbare Ayankola

Something within tells me this shenanigans will stop
Something within me says these vagabonds will disappear
My land will be healed
I can feel it.

Something tells me these lies will stop
Lies told for ages on the graves of kwashiorkor killed children
Lies broadcast to hapless peasants and hungry graduates
I know one day dawn will come
And this ominous darkness will go forever.

Something tells me that this night long woes and cries
Will end in a new dawn and a new song
Something tells me redemption is near though it seems so far

These rubbles will be cleared
And justice planted on a fertile soil
This shame you and I bear will go
And we shall sing together under the shining African sky

Something tells me my land will be healed
And her children freed.

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  • (4/8/2008 1:56:00 PM)

    A very good piece well written and positive I hope you are right (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

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