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Not like then

15 October 2015, 11:11 Adigun Temitope Idealism

Not like then

Our fathers fought for victory

Like Apes,

Their mouth were locked with padlocks Like lion's gate,

Their hands and legs chained in the sugar Cain farm

Not like then

When we live in an an unspeakable brutality

With wisdom our fathers free the land

Where are the glories?

Not like then

The nobility of the purpose of our hero fathers were to set us free

But where are the sacrifices they made?

Not like then

When the intellectual ants are the masters of clan

When histories write glories

But now histories are mean-spirited

Not like then

When they send our heroes to jail and political oblivion

They suffered more diatribes At the hands of the feeble-minded mediocre

Where are our own heroes?

Not like then

Our luxurious prides are in the farm

Cutting the bush to eat

Burning it to plant

Not like then

When our fathers are brilliant warriors

Fighting for peace

And killing for progress

Not like then

When we smoke 'garri'

And end up with the statement

No food like this'

For we cherish what we have

Not like then

When we are retarded in progress

Development eat and dine with us

For we are happy in our homes

Not like then

When we are not slaves to our traditions

Not like now

We are slaves to invented machines

Not like then

My grandpa whispers.....

Our dreams soars

But now,

Our dreams are stunted

And our imaginations are blurs

He echoes again,

We strive for the stars

But we later became unsung

Not like then

We have an honest wife

Who create an honest family

When we live an horrible life

Hawking in of joy of pain

Partnering with farming to be fame

Not like then

The productive generation

Not like this generation

The unproductive generation ever

Waging blames on the productive generation ever

Sadly, I too belong to this finger-pointing wasting generation

We never take blames for our shortcoming

We lives off vices and calamities

Not like then

When Wole Soyinka struggles top play with words

Then if I lie I must die

When if I shy I must cry

When if I did not speak the word I would be in the world

If I'm killing like sword

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