The Victory Song

by Mary Manuel
(Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria)

Feet move to heightening beat
Bodies reluctantly sway to it-
The music of their fathers' fathers
In their own mother land
At the threatening faces of whips
With the scary look of doom
Lips mouth the victory song
That was sung by the gong
When the days were theirs
In their own mother land
Strained voices sing aloud
From fear of slashing whips
Slaves in their own lands
They sing their ancestors' song
The victory song; in their defeated land...

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Fabulous
by: Oparinde Kunle

Very interesting write up, keep it up,

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Fabulous
by: Oparinde Kunle

Well, it's bin long I witnessed dis creativity. Tired of reading J.P Clark, Soyinka nd d lyks. Kip it up, d sky is nt ur limit bt d beginning, dis is Extremely Fabulous.

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wonderful
by: Oladayo

This is wonderful, trust you can do more n better.Welldone my Lady.

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Great! Great!! Great!!!
by: Temitope Humble

This is a great 1 from my 1daful sister. Keep it up, d sky is ur spring board.

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Good job
by: Anonymous

This is great lady

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