Soyombo Ayomikun: Gold On Mortal’s Feet-Madiba

by Soyombo Ayomikun


Gold On Mortal’s Feet:Madiba

1. We once heard about the warrior Achilles

Who in a gruesome battle screamed ‘is there no one else?’

Who chose to go to war & perish to be forever remembered

Rather than to follow the quiet path & forever be forgotten

2. We didn’t live in the days of the mythical Achilles

But we saw the magical days of Madiba

The one who fought to hew down racial walls

One we can’t but forever remember as a god

3. As I watched his interment tears welled in my eyes

In wonderment of how a common man became a universal phenomenon

By choosing to be slammed into the dark that his land may find light

A light so bright piercing all of the world

4. What more inspiration can we get in a life time

Than that from a man who in his land embraced Golgotha

All to be resurrected after decades of pains

Transformed into a force so huge to be contained

5. Because he had a dream Africa found a dream

His passions setting countless lives ablaze

Though set free from our sad world his footsteps we still hear

Thuds knocking on our hearts to never sleep

6. How I wish his spirit forever stirs ours

That we may never rest until liberation be found

How I wish that from Nigeria arises a leader

Whose eventual passing will cause the world’s breath to cease

7. After 27 years in a hole we stumbled upon a mystery

A vessel cladded with wisdom,humility & forgiveness

We can’t but forever wonder how the heavens achieved the feat

How the rare gold he is got balanced on a mortal’s feet



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