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King of Rings

The new king is like a beautiful damsel on her wedding day
Whereby her uttermost joy came from the ring: a seal of authority
With a bright “Akoko” and the crown that makes him loyal to the royal

On the day of coronation, townspeople  trodden in twos and threes 
With continuous crossing cavalcades at the down town
Whereas the sounding “samba”tripani  and percussion tom-tom  are all talking alongside the talking drum 
Giving the dancer troupe at the dance floor a direction of dance

No one can question His authority 
The god of our father  in proxy  
And at the mention of his name, all heads bow, men and women lies prostrate – kabiyesi oooooooooooooooooo

Long may you reign
With the royal crown on your head
And the royal shoe on your feet
In your reign: birds will sing and not crow  
Cock will crow and not sing

Copyright © Akolade Adewunmi

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