Poem: Odo-Ona

Oni Abidemi Martins May 12, 2016

(Dedicated to all the children of Odo-Ona)

River Ona,

Ancient course that births a nation: my origin

Deepest roots I am my beginning

River Ona, my bodiless being

Of the water tribe: still above with deeper intents running

Passing by the walk ways surreptitiously

Lying like a priceless necklace on the hilly backs

Of the rocks and the right side elsewhere

 

Many dolphins have popped up

And down and into you

Flamingos have fished in and out you

The quiet calm and ageless Mother watery

What lays inside you is blessing

For your children scattered

From here to the ends of the cosmos

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