Poetry

THE JOURNEY By Adesunwon Habideen Babatunde

Written by Editor

Unity and piety were adore
Love stay still in Ore
Baba agba whisper the itan
Creating a story for our son

The village at first
Love stay at birth
Agbomiregun and his son
Discover nothing but Odua

Ile-Ife, the then city of love
Dispersed nothing but solved
Suddenly the massive exodus
Pulled out the prophecy on us.

Egoistic nature of the sons
Pride overcome the daughters
Making Odua home princeless
Subjecting Oranmiyan to Princess

After the Seven sons departure
And Seven kingdom were fashioned out
Will Ile-Ife still have her Aremo?
Will Obaluaye still claim the Apere?

Till the return of Oranmiyan
The Obalufe must duro sinsin
In the revival of the glory
Which must unite Ile-Ife
And Ooni must wield his Ase
uniting the Yoruba race

For the empire of Alaafin must stay front
And the Alake must Pase
Leaving not the Awujale
Whose kingdom befriend the Akarigbo

Till it gets to my home town
Where Timi Agbale the fierce warlord
Rule over the great Ede.
Where our forefathers fought with love
Uniting their hearts with word.

The great jagun jagun of Oyo
Blessed with Ofa Ina
Olofa-Ina indeed
Is the great Oba of Ede.

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.