October 1st…


Freedom Freedom Freedom
Freedom sizzling everywhere
The birds flowing their agbada
The bushpigs tusking around
Even the mosquitoes feel free for once

No more bondage,no mope chains
No more lashes, no more pains
The sugarcane plantation is on fire
The plantation planters misfire
Freedom in the hearts of coals

Dances, music, stunts, mustiques
Cold water everywhere
Broad smiles on our faces
Freedom is ours henceforth
Freedom! Freedom!! Freedom!!!

Outside rejoicing, inside dejoicing
Freedom for hunger granted
Poverty given its Liege
The large mouths are wide open
The nation’s fund to swallow

There they are,there they stand
A weakling rejoicing of freedom
The strongies rejoicing of their loot
For they know not what awaits them
But they know they’re going again…


*Shegzy is a student of the department of English, University of Ibadan.


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