BACK IN TIME – Ogedengbe Tolu Impact

Back in time,
Our fathers drank directly from the streams
High up in the highlands
From the springs of the purest water.
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Back in time,
Our progenitors danced at the festival
Embraced the earth with their feet
And the field grew green in their praise.
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Back in time,
Our mothers laughed at the moonlight tales;
Tales on how the tortoise broke its spine
And fed the animals with lies.
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Back in time,
Our heroes broke into the sea of the night
And arrived at the disputed field
To compete with the generation of antiquity.
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But now, in this time,
We leave our toes in our shoes
To be gnawed at by ticklish bugs
Of an adopted culture.
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We devoid the beautiful legacies
Nurtured by our ardent ancestors
And we shatter the hope of our future
By biting the tail of our culture.

Ogedengbe Tolu Impact
1st Runner-up CBPC002

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