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Where I am from

I am from the black earthen pot behind my grandmothers burnt brick store That springs cold water in and out of season for thirsty souls to drink I am from pounded yam with melon soup, garnished with mutton I am from huge greenery with strong and well rooted trees and oceans of rain Whose backyard is filled with grasses and shrubs much taller than the fences built to protect the houses I am from the yellow hibiscus, the sunny and cheery daffodils I am from the Ifa legendary clan The descendants of Oduduwa, that great servant of Eludumare I am from the great Sasere dynasty, men of pride and loyalty I am from the proud households of great Lords, that stand only for the truth Great warriors who fought for just cause The stubborn impregnable optimists I am from the heart of men loyal to Ifa The great deity whose prayers- Eludumare never fails to answer I am from the womb of the great woman who defied science And fought cancer head on bravely for years, though lost the battle Opened up hope for others fighting the same battles I am from broken bones and crumbling gold I am Adeshina, the son of Aladeshawe From the Ancient Yoruba land of Owo. Adeshina Aladeshawe- December 2018

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Date: 6/17/2019 4:32:00 AM
You write with a powerful pen...I like that...All the best Adeshina
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