Poem :where we came from - By Isaac Somto - The Isaac Somto Foundation

  • Poem :where we came from - By Isaac Somto

    The rain has beaten the cow in her eyes.
    A cock has laid an egg.
    An egg has broken a palm kernel.
    This is the story of where i came from,

    We are assaulted at evenings, when we lay our heads to rest
    Our homes, farmlands, business places
    Are burned to ashes, Seeing the flares of fire going up
    Makes hot tears spill out of our cheeks

    Under the dim cleaned evenings
    We assembled there
    Under open skies unowned
    Hurrying to a position of no goal

    On the land for our ancestors
    one shot abandons us dead
    the blood we bled
    left the land of our ancestors red

    We are left cool, alone, and broken
    On our course of running for equity
    Taking a look at the Young ones, the innocent tears they shed
    They can't trust this is the land from which they originated from

    We are the casualty of innate and religious mercilessness,
    presently we are burnt out on been the casualties detest
    We are assaulted of our pride
    oh goodness,
    for goodness' sake, we look to heavens to satisfy its prophecy and set us free

    we became invisible, because we are being ignored
    The government announcement guaranteed us free freedom,
    presently we are sick of being the casualty of disgrace
    They're tossing us in a class with an awful name
    We can't trust this is the land from which we originated from

    In any case, this we can't deny it, this is the place we originated from.

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