Where were they, when we bled?
Where were they, when we wept?
Were they shown the scars?
Have they seen the severed limbs?
Who has shown them the graves?
Did we tell them our stories?
Have we shown them the way?
What exactly did we expect?
Of a generation sold, at birth?
What heroes have we raised?
They have sold out, we bellow!
Sold out to whom? We should ask
The same slavers that bought the fathers
Have returned to harvest the offsprings
Allooting continua! Enslavement assured
Who has told of the wars of Ekpoma?
Have they heard of the dead at Samaru?
Do they know of Adekunle, omo Adepegba?
Who has told of Kunle Sonowo?
And we condemn them, who we failed to lead
When we’re done condemning the victims
Perhaps we should all, the mirror behold
How has these children, differed from us
Who behold the lies, tongue tied
For fear the food should fall from our mouths
First published on the 5th of January, 2019.