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Total Recall


Memories can be unforgiving

Yesterday’s deed, tomorrow’s reference

Once done, oft remembered; for ill.



Surely like a new dawn, was buried,

now exhumed. With a vengeance unparalleled

Stocked by animus so foul, so potent.



Not interested in settlement, are you?

You may be good at malice, but you’re not God.

‘Least not mine or of those penitent.



Occurrences of three decades, you recall

with ease that makes most computers frail.

Yet, not much good work is your brain attuned.



Memories, such as you trade doth enslave.

They of you prisoners make, for ever.

‘Xcept your ways you amend, Capitan!



© 24th October 2016. Adewale Adeniji

Adieu, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I

Omo N'Oba Erediauwa



Ide Imariwo o, Ide Imariwo

Elu e – dugbe dugbe!

Igodomigodo! Igodomigodo!

Igodomigodo !! Igodomigodo!!

Omo n’Oba, son of Ogiso Akenzua

The curtain has been pulled, your

mortality enforced. So, journey well.


In Edaiken Eheneden, the royal blood

of the Ogiso’s flows on. So, travel well.

Regale Eweka, Ewedo, Udagbedo,

Uwafiokun, Eware, Ovoranmwen, your

Grandfather, Eweka II and all who went

ahead of the land of Edo. The peace you

brought, the fruitfulness of the land.


Solomon, Igbinoghodua, Aiseokhuoba

Son of Akenzua II, Igodomigodo hails you.

Iyase Igbe, leader of Eghaeuho N’ore

broke the Osorhue! Eeewo!!! Eeewo!!!!

But Eheneden has been prepared,

Your son is ready to lead … your subjects ready.

Look back, bestow the land with your blessing.


*Esagien avbe Ogiso lekokpo vbetebite!*

*Wa rhuosa! Wa rhuosa!*


© 29th April 2016. Adewale Adeniji



*The royal blood of the Ogisos flows eternal*

*God be praised! God be praised!*