Where are the warriors Whence plunged in horrors Mortals of thousand colors. Where are the curious curators Trothed with tectonic ancestors Who healed thousands sick on their corridors. Where are the witnesses to the sculpted scriptures Where are the religious orators Shepherds in exotic pastures They said we are more than conquerors In their woven words of metaphors. Where are the menders of broken mirrors, Of hopes and tampered future We must all bridle this ravenous vulture Pestilence with sledge hammer of torture Promiscuous plague of global signature.
About the Poet
Gideon Olufemi Ogunniran, popularly called Ogidiolu Afrocentric in arts circles, hails from Agurodo, Osun State. He is a Philosophy graduate from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Apart from being a poet who writes proficiently in English and Yoruba Language, he is also a prolific songwriter, compere, comedian, and radio host. He has to his credits two recorded love songs titled, ADEBOLA, and FOLAKEMI. He has performed these songs at several musical and poetry fora such as EniObanke Music Festival (Emufest) Ibadan and Lagos, and IFE Poetry Festival, Ile-Ife. He’s currently a news analyst at Jamz FM, a topnotch radio station in Ibadan, and the maker of an online skits series titled OGIDIOLU ONILETA. He can be reached via his email: femiogunniran22@gmail