By Ventus Kingsley
CALL ME OUR PAST PATRIOTS
Where is Chinua Achebe?
Tell him things have refallen apart!
Inform Taiwo Akinkunmi that the white in the flag is now soaked in blood
And the green is ceded to unknown gunmen!
Our stream cries out in blood
But Ola Rotimi was right, “the gods are not to blame”!
I can’t find Louis’s Edet,
Tell him his men now shoot at sight
Like wild hunters chasing wild animals!
Where is Herbert Macaulay and Co,
Sound the buzzer to their hearings
For the struggle has not ended!
Who has heard from Fella Kuti,
Tell him he was right,
Our voices dwindle in despair
As the wordings of his song are playing out!
To whosoever designed the coat of arm,
Tell him the eagle and horses will soon be captured by China!
Please tell our past patriots,
We have fought the little we could,
The END-SARS protest was an epitome,
Yet, the bullets keep taking us unaware!
Oh! Where are our past patriots,
For our colonial masters are back,
But now in a black skin!
@views exclusive rights: Ventus Kingsley, December 27, 2022.