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BUHARI WAS YOUNG, WE ARE OLD

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By Adigun Temitope Idealism

 

The distance of the old and young separate this

body, Buhari

Buhari was young like we were

with his microscopic eyes

and alerting hands

and flying legs

with his forwarding changed mouth

and mind full of tomorrow

Buhari was young like we were

Buhari dreamt of change

and he believed the tales for mankind,

for the young, our brothers

Buhari chose the bridegroom of steel

and the hardness of his visions

summoned the Oracles

Buhari breathed in life, struggle and hope

Buhari was young like we were

Buhari justice gone forth to fear gods

who returning is not possible

and will die again midst of slumbers

Buhari was born and live like our forefathers did

Buhari sang songs with the poor,

their songs of longing

Buhari suffered with the rich but

was happy with the multitudes

Buhari was young like we were

 

Buhari was like a tree filled with branches

Buhari was like the river praising the ocean in

adoration

Buhari was young, longed to live

Buhari was an eagle born to fly

Buhari loathed the old prisons and build new ones

Buhari was young like we were

 

And because of these we have lost Buhari

yes, we have lost Buhari

His young was stolen from us

the day we weep in the night to have him

His young was stolen from us

the day we all asked him to stay

His young was stolen from us

the day we divert our love towards him

He was stolen from us

the day, the answers to freedom was only with

him

His young was stolen from us

the day he gathered Us beside him

 

Yet, Buhari is still here with us

He is a multitude

but with a dead young

Old and strong like colossus

He is here to take us all from the locked cage

He has been taken from us all

but Buhari is Us all

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo