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Poetry: Echoes from Abu Dhabi – Yes, we can!

The world stood to honour us

Tribute to the Golden Eaglets, and the Nigerian Youth;YES!

by Soyombo Ayomikun

May more boots and the round leathers be released to our academies

We’ve got visions & great great passion

Rhythms pouring forth from young souls ablaze

With honour & dignity as one just crowned

All because of spirits believing in a cause

Please help re-echoe our cries throughout the globe

To the loud shouts of ‘YES!’ I danced

Still they screamed ‘Yes!’ to their dreams

That the Niger Area can’t just be forgotten yet

That we are not useless spirits without lofty dreams

For our rare brains to stay alive

We are ready to shed tears and blood for this land

With each goal scored they raised their hands

Still they screamed ‘Yes!’ to their dreams

Shooting to the skies sending a message to the world

From the hills of Idanre to the corridors of the Aso rock

Telling the world that ‘YES! WE CAN’

From the stuffy classrooms to the greeny pitches

I even saw a placard shouting Ghana’s support

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May our universities be opened again

Youths locked out of their Ivory towers back home

Op-ed pieces and contributions are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of Y!/YNaija.

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As the FIFA tune played I smiled

Though with their education being suffocated by corruption

Yes! We can still rule the world again

That Yes! ,We are the best youths the world has got

That Nigeria belongs high up where the eagles dine

That we are not useless spirits without lofty dreams

To rewrite our story that this nation may be crowned

May all hear our voices screaming ‘YES! WE CAN’

With sweat and determination they dragged honour our way

Though with their education being suffocated by corruption

 

They neglected to parade with guns as robbers

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