Soyombo Ayomikun: Yes, we were made to do big things (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun

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We lost rare gems. We lost beautiful hearts. As we swim through this ocean of pains we won’t forget. That we were made to do big things

1. Battered and bruised

   Our flesh sliced and bleeding

   By blades of lies & insensitivity

   Being held by leaders that ‘don’t give a damn’

   Leaders saying we were not patient enough

   After killing some of us in stampedes

   Wounded & hurting we just won’t forget

   That we were made to do big things

2. Though we study in darkness

   All to become something before we pass away

   So we don’t fail our seeds

   As most of the earlier generations did

   We know our dried bones will arise at the end

   There will be a revolutionary stirring

   Before that liberation we won’t forget

   That we were made to do big things

3. The children we sent

   To schools to go embrace knowledge

   Encountered death’s cold embrace

   As knives rested on their throats in sleep

   We lost rare gems

   We lost beautiful hearts

   As we swim through this ocean of pains we won’t forget

   That we were made to do big things

4. Subject us to queues in petrol stations

   Beneath the sun’s scorching gaze

   Cart away our $20 billion

   Trampling the whistle blower beneath your feet

   Just know we have a dogged spirit

   We’ll fight as gladiators till the very end

   We know we are kings and we won’t forget

   That we were made to do big things

5. As Nigeria cries for change

   As we scream for liberty

   May we not give in

   May we not give up

   Rugged is the road to calvary

   We’ll have to drink vinegar along the way

   Focusing on our beautiful future may we never forget

   That we were made to do big things

8. After the gruesome crucifixion

   We’ll resurrect with a thunderous jeer

   Nigeria will be shaken

   By hands innocent ready to give all

   Shackles of deceit will be thorn apart

   Sound of bombs & tears will be muffled out

   By our songs of victory as we shout

   “We were made to do big things!”

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Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85

 

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