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Our lost brother

16 June 2015, 20:29 Abdullahi Suleiman Otiwe

OUR LOST. BROTHER. (To The Hero of June 12th; M.K.O Abiola)

Before dawn is the pregnant night

All circled by the cloud of darkness

Light they withheld by federal strength

Dream upon dream but none came to pass

Such is but single man's fate in odd world

Facing the struggles against forces of darkness

Alas! The people gathered in bundle

To banished the rotten wood

Here comes the harvest of the year

The people's choice irrespective of creeds

Here comes the wish of the people

Admits tribal differences, high sentiments

Here lies the ceremony day

The coin is tossed

The die is casts

The child is born, the man he is

Behold brethren I tell you

The dust came packing the wind

There is no magic for the season

The moon must forever be seized

Alas! Why the people's light?

'Crown me the King of my people'

'I am the heir to their throne'

'My people testified to this'

So said the Prince of all

His only crime that bought him jail

Behold! Pass not now in face of odds

We cast these lots in your favour

To forgive this nation you come to bless

That you may repose back us progress

Run not from here the Messiah

For here you long stood for our sake

And we have prayed you free from temptations

In the federal wilderness you slept all nights

Behold my countrymen! June 12 has taught us hard lessons

For our brother has gone so soon

To where his mandate will be annulled no more

And we lost our brother;

In the face of threats to our freedom

And we lost our brother;

To the cruel eyes of our democracy

Here is the lost June twelfth

Found to be remembered all day

To be celebrated in the hearts of compatriots

He stood firm in defence of our conscience

Here lies the man of the people

Who answered to the call of cruelty

Ran with our given mandate

He is the sold Joseph for Penny.

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