We Carrion by Olaniyi Adekanye

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Fela: (repeat) My pipu are usiless

My pipu are sensiless

My pipu are indiscipline

I neva hear that before o ….

Yes we carrion

With minds seeing beneath

The rubbles of our wastelands

Yes we carrion

With mouths pointing potholes

Of death

Yes we carrion

With nails picking pimples

Of pain, blemishing our beautiful bare skin

Yes we carrion

With garments of war donning

Our multicoloured woes and throes

Yes we carrion

With smiles of victory celebrating

Our hatched hope at twilight

Yes we carry on

With garlands of bliss decorating

Our new age.

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