Adepoju Kolawole

As Wise As The Ant - Poem by Adepoju Kolawole

As the horn sounds reverberate
The soldiers stand for fate
A bind to their nascent promise
Their oath of office
The survival of their race
As their heels hit the terrace
The un denying sound of unison echo’s
Thereafter deafening silence
Marching, one foot at a time
Each foot forward a step in the right line
Every step a step to hard work
The tumultuous water drops
The scorching sun blaze
The whirling wild winds
We have conquered
And as our muddy naked boots strike the ground
Every effort, every sweat worth the prize
Our journey miles
But a toil with a friend inspiring
We all constitute a multitude
But our strength in fortitude
For there is a time
A season for everything
Now is our time to toil
With all our strength and vigor
With all our might and candor
For with tears in our eyes
We secure our lives
Every tear worth a thousand laughs
A mighty bargain
For only those with clairvoyance
Who see beyond the now
For the storms are coming
With its ravaging force of nature
but in the midst of the storm
We would celebrate
With our hearts sunken with laughter
And our mandibles drunk with joy
With our bellies filled with butterflies
With our eyes brimming with life
And with our antenna’s full of pride
In knowing we had overcome

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013

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