Laments of a Hero...Tell Ikemba; That the warrior he used to be; Died when he celebrated his last victory;

Tell Ikemba
That the warrior he used to be
Died when he celebrated his last victory
As though it was his destination

Tell him that the skin color
That made him stand out at the warfront
Has become to him a stigma
That he doesn't want to identify with

Tell him that the cheers 
That once greeted him at the village square
Has known grave silence
Since he played deaf to battle cries

Tell him that identity
Is beyond the color of one's skin
That he owes nature no apology
For wearing such a patch of flesh

Tell Ikemba
That the drumbeat of war
Is a melody every man
Should desire to dance to
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