We have seen beyond the horizon..We have broken the stubborn dictates..And the twigs pierced not our eyes..
We have seen beyond the horizon.
We have gone beyond the horizon.
The boulevards of our stream,
We have voyaged.
The smiling flowers of our lonely junctions,
We have made friends with.
We danced to the song of sparrows
And our solace, we got in full
And the rivers’ beautiful women,
Have shown us love.
We have broken the stubborn dictates.
We have heard with our ears,
The gongs of hunched squirrels
Warning us to be vigilant.
We walked smoothly on the bushy tracks,
And the twigs pierced not our eyes
Nor did the rivers prevailed over us,
We are running forward, and forward:
That if tonight, we see the moon,
It remains what we hold, our testament
Of tomorrows’ early morning sun.
Danladi Sunday Lawrence is currently a 300-level student of the Department of Classical Studies (Classics), Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.