Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


Still Standing


Where they stumbled due to pressure
And turned white to black
Where they sacrificed their birthrights
Just to taste the red porridge
We remained adamant
We are resolute
To maintain our integrity
We refused to go along
To partake in their putrefied meals
We will not defraud our land
Our conscience cannot be caged
We stand for justice
We are the remnants of righteousness
We will stand and not fall.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Despite the ills in the world, there are still few who are conscietious.

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  • Emmanuel Dabiri (8/26/2013 11:36:00 AM)

    I believe he speaks of a vast land been depraved and defrauded of its once glorious self...black earth, green grass, precious stones and pyramids... All gone because because of bad governance....! Many chose to fill and enrich their pockets....! And think not any wiser of the future....! I feel you in this poem...nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Ruth Walters (3/27/2013 6:00:00 AM)

    Interesting but I'm not sure I fully understand what you're getting at and would like to know more - maybe a footnote? (Report) Reply

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