Field of the Brave by Thompson Emate

Thompson Emate | May 18th, 2021 | Uncategorized | No Comments


Here are the remains of them,
The valiant and gallant men,
They fought,
Until the last drop of blood,
They fought,
Until their last breath,
They fought,
With the tenacity of a wild horse,
They defended this territory,
Our territory,
Some left behind their betrothed,
Some left behind their expectant ones,
Some left behind their wives and children,
They gave their all for this land,
Where you and I stand,
As free men and free citizens,
Their lion heart and eagle prowess,
Have saved this land,
This field serves as a memorial,
These bones serve as a memory,
Of our fallen heroes.

Poet Bio

Thompson I. Emate is a graduate of University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His keen interest in creative writing particularly prose and poetry has seen him spend most of his leisure time writing these two. He has his poems, “Foot Soldier” and “Lilies”, published in a youth magazine. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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