On Peace: An Eye for an Eye, Who Leads The Way?
Amb. Vincent ONUH
Our skin defines us all
Niggas we were all addressed
By your oppressors
For your Dignity and Liberty sake,
Our fathers in oneness fought you out
From slavery right on your land
Sheltered your progenitor
common enemy of our continent, your Masters we labeled.
Your freedom we all celebrated in common
Fastened your recuperations from sores
Alas! Your memories has failed swiftly
Our brothers you treat with much disdain
Monopoly of which you possessed not all
The paths of thy fathers you have forsaken!
Behave worst than your Masters.
Our enemy you have made thyself known.
With same proportion, should we reprise?
For that’s all thy actions dared of us
All these years past and present
Reluctantly our king is undertaking
To break into halves the yam.
Strike back entreats our temper
But the King’s sirens are all over
To shield the trust/ estates of your fathers
Which your Queen has failed our brothers!
Would thy fathers be pleased?
Where lies the Madiba’s dreams?
Where lies the Madiba’s sweats?
Where lies his passion?
Where lies his Olive Branch inherited?
My brothers’ eyes you have plucked out!
Your eyes, I should also have!
For reprisals are not worthy.
An eye for an eye,
Shall render us blind.
For whom shall lead the way?
Mother Africa’s journey is still far
Let the king and Queen sit.
Send the Dove with Olive branches
For on this journey of ours,
Let love lead.
For Peacepace Initiative… towards peace.
Graphic by Amb. Olaoti OLAWOYIN