Poetry

SYMBIOSIS OF LOVE By Jimoh Shukuralilahi Akande

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Initially, I want to use the streamline wordings of Martin Luther King Junior “if I had sneezed to jollof his day for our huge and vastn friendship bond. Suddenly, there struck to my remembrance the story of Sate and Sango which Chief Peter Fatomilola narrated to me some time past. There I go.

Sango’s love for the bata drum is a compelling story. Sate was Sango’s bata drummer. Whenever they had a performance, Sango thrilled the audience with his foot, Sate made the drum rolls. Sate had no equal as a bata drummer; likewise Sangos shuffling steps had no match. The duo became World-famous, such that, if Sate was not drumming, no party be, and if Sango was not dancing there was no party. But once anger blinded reason and they parted ways that was the day Sango dance lost its rhythm and sate’s drumming lost its Inspiration. The duo then realized that drumming and dancing are inseparable.

Once to every man and nation comes a moment to decide,
In the strife of truth and Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, Gods new Messiah offering each the bloom or blight,
And the choice goes by forever twixt that darkness and that light.
Though the cause of evil prosper, yet this truth alone is strong
Though his portions be the scaffold, and upon the throne be wrong
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown
Stand is God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own subjects.
And if we will only make the right choice,
We will be able to transform this pending cosmic elegy
Into a creative psalm of peace.
If we will make the right choice,
We will be able to transform the jangling discords
Of our world into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
If we will but make the right choice,
We will be able to speed up the day,
All over kisa and all over the kisi,
When “justice will roll down like waters,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.”

THIS IS THE VOICE OF PRIMUS TO HIS FRIEND AYINLA AJE BARRISTER IN THE MAKING. May your days be sweet and last long like bitter kola.

About the author

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.