Ode to A Child by Fisayomi Ogungbe



You are the soil
the farmer cannot do without

like an arrow
in the hand of an archer

you determine the fate,
the future of a nation,
of families.

You are an inheritance
you are the future
a name dies without you
you are the name
a child is what you are


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  1. yomi pearl edward

    hmmmm….alluring…this readily passes for a lullaby…really wish naija's children can connect to the poet's vision… nice lines, fissy!

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