Alade Abayomi Idris

Veteran Poet - 1,416 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

We Are A People - Poem by Alade Abayomi Idris

We are a people

Dogged with horrific past

Whose relics haunt

As did ghost to Hamlet.


We are a people

Confounded to a spot

Too scared to leap

Whose delight is in the dead past.


Grimy pang of the past

That breeds hatred in our young hearts

To polish rusty arms our fathers left

To separate, to loot and to maim.


Our past is terror filled

Leave it

Our past is debaclous

Flee from it.


Learn from across the boarder

Of Abraham who left is past to embrace his future

And many heroic characters in the historical books

Who usain bolt their life race.


There is light up there

Like the insects, lets move to it

With hands chained to help

The weak in our midst.


We are a people

As bright as the sun

As glorious as the moon

Lets bye our past, for future to come.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2015


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