One gleamed with tales of proverbs
That mended history
The other called history
To a dialogue with conscience
Metaphors burdened with messages
Mantras brimmed with morals;
Two sides of a coin.
Each, an inscription of dreams
Fulfilled in the pages of freedom;
Each, seeking a Sahara of hope
And calling a people to a festival beyond self;
Now with a commune of watching ancestors
Grateful that these too lit candles in the hearts of mortals.
James Yeku is a writer and academic based in Canada.