When the weird world wishes to drown our wellness
In a shady smelling swamp of wide deepness.
When wind of life whirls dust of depression
In our land full of echoes of confusion.
When water of winter sends sand of sadness
In this time that ticks minutes of madness.
When our sons sow suffering on a solid soil
In an hour that houses tomorrow’s toil.
When life’s crooks cook a meal of hunger
In our place polluted with utmost anger.
We shall swiftly sail over the deep depth
And stand strong with the Phoenix’s strength.
We shall boldly blow off depression’s dust
Till a peaceful scent fills the earth crust.
We shall gather the people filled with pretence
And tell them we’re born to make a difference.
We shall trap suffering in a hidden cage
And write our victory on a book’s page.
We shall work with our hands to strangle hunger
And remain wealthily healthy forever.
Author: Akinrinade Funminiyi
Akinrinade Funminiyi Isaac with the pseudonym Esv_Keks is a Nigerian writer who has written many published and unpublished works. He’s a graduate of Estate Management department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. When he’s not reading and writing, he likes driving, teaching, and meeting new people.