MURDERED AT DUSK
If the Idyll only exist in dreams,
then we must mould our reality
from the mud of despondency
handed down to us from our fathers
You do not owe them docile activism
They owe you from a century of neglect
Burn with the crucibles of genuine patriotism
Only cowards live forever in regret
Glow with the flame they tried to smoulder all this while
Your silence is no longer golden, if privation is all you have
Neither is your slumber rosy, if innocent souls die
Countlessly without justice, and all you do is sigh !
You are the millennials that brought tyranny to its knees
Ignite the keypads of your resilient souls, let it burn !
Remain defiant in costly victory or defeat
Let your voices turn to pelting rains that trickle in the sun
Be the tiger, even under bombardment, stay on your feet !
Burn, with the energy of the sun
Break the chains we have been in so long
Saddle your spirits with breakthrough songs
They were heard in drums, sing yours in MP4
For It will never remain the same when you are done !
But glow with the incense of fulfilment
Be the pride of those who crossed the toll gate of life
Resolutely, choosing the path to greatness
They bled, wrapped in your flags, as they depart in their prime.
Never rest till your spirits haunt their mind to madness
Their souls, to oblivion
Roam every roadblocks and every ghostly regions
Hoist the flags of renaissance in tandem
Despite visiting death on you at dusk
With your young lives,
You have bought for us a new dawn
By dancing to the cracking sounds of bullets from the barrels of despots
Forever soar into eternity
Heroes, for you burn our skylight, with chants of freedom
Escaping your lips as you lay dying, muttering.. "Peace and Unity !"
In memory of the heroes of the Lekki Tollgate Massacre and all who lost their lives in the struggles to end police brutality, end bad governance and bring equality and justice to Nigeria.