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Friday, June 19, 2015

We All Came- A Poem

As we go, I wish to submit here the poem I rendered tonight at the farewell dinner.

We All Came!
From the rising of the Sun
To the place of her rest
North to South from all nations 
     suburb the Sahara
We all came to the root of our clan

The South of Africa down beneath
The land of hue in rainbow shade
The pride of our clan we all acclaim
And we dwelt in the land Pretorious once abode

To learn at the staple of wisdom
Wisdom from those that know
Who can fill the holes
In precious souls that crave to know
The learning of the calling of morrow

For his eyes that see beyond the now
For his love to groom the trees
That will make the forest of what to come
In the future that knocks with a cry
Cry of a want of men of might

But for the help that came from North
Upon the thought of one but a man
Bothman whose dream has born a race
Of men to take the race
To heights beyond their mace
Raring to go and grow in grace
But till then, We All Came, we saw,
       and are set to sail.

Composed by Adegbilero-Iwari, Idowu on June 18, 2015; and dedicated to everyone involved in putting up the Carnegie CPD programme.