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INCANTATIONS FOR QUEEN AMINA ZAZZAU

In the thickets of the forests and grooves On the paths through the deserts and the wild Walked in the robe of nobility The one who defied the wind and tidal wave Who throned on a mighty white horse Decked in regalia of a consummate conqueror A blue-blooded woman that ascended a throne In the reign of men, under a the glare of a proud race Her power and dominion beyond the great Elizabeth Her rule grim and firm than Margaret Thatcher’s The wind and wave did her bidding at battlefronts She was ruthless and wise in governance Her sword thrusted to the sand blood and hearts of men at war Bent on conquest she knew no defeat Bu spoils, plunders of warriors, kings and horses She held court over men of wisdom and age She dispensed justice with dispassion She rode home in triumphant sound of trumpets To the waiting arms of loyal subjects and servants In the days when women stood in full heights.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005




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