The Call

by Jide Ilebiyi

We’ve lived all our lives
Docile and naive, in fear
To widow our wives 
Yet the pains of slavery we bear

The joys of struggle we know not 
Having begged for the freedom we got
Freedom from coloured imperialists
Unto the hands of black materialists

Now presidential jets catch their fancy
Hotel suites conc. brews and Nancy
Trust betrayed hopes gone foul
Hunger and thirst ravaging our soul

Do we now sit and watch helpless
While they loot and plunder merciless
Been sufferin` and smilin` in the land of plenty
Maybe dyin` and grinnin` by 2020

When you hear the call 
Gird your loin brothers and take heed
United we stand divide we fall
An expurgating revolution is all we need

The Call by Jide Ilebiyi

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