“Amotekun” De, No Going Back Poem by Babatunde Raimi

"Amotekun" De, No Going Back Poem by Babatunde Raimi
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Poem: “

No going back
We will defend our pride
Our heritage
Our fatherland
Not with guns, powder nor machetes
Not with armoured carriers
But with powers ancestral

We will visit Egungun Oya
The god of divination
We will invoke Mawu
The god of the Sun and Moon
Have you heard about Babalu aiye?
The god of infectious diseases
Let the games begin

Omoluabi oooo! Omoluabi oh!!
“Bo ba d’ogun; ko d’ogun”
Where is Sango, the god of thunder?
“Gunugu ni oruko, ti an pe Ifa?”
“Okalamagbo ni oruko ti an pe awon Iya oshoronga”
“Abiamo ki gbo ekun omo re”,
“Ki o ma ta si were”
“Oya, oooo”

When the walls of Jericho fell
How many bullets were shot?
They stood on their father’s faith
How was Judah and Jerusalem taken?
The red sea parted by the word
We too, shall speak the word
But now, the words our Ancestors

When the centre can no longer hold
Surely, things will fall apart
“Omo Yoruba, ronu”
Enough! No longer shall our lands be desecreted
Cast the cowries in the calabash
Let us inquire of our gods
Shall we pursue and reclaim?
Ready, set, “ dee”

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