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A Song Of Roses

'Tis time to sing of roses: of roses all ablow,
To every vagrant passing breeze they dip a courtesy low,
'Tis time to sing of roses! for June is here, you know.

One song for true love's roses of sweetest deepest red,
Some heart will wear you faithfully when life itself hath fled,
And for the white rose sing a song--the white rose for the dead.

And ah! the yellow roses, of brightest, lightest gold,
King Midas must have touched their leaves in mystic days of old,
Or they were made of sunshine, and gilded, fold by fold.

And the roadside rose, sweet-briar, we would remember thee
And the cinnamon rose that evermore enthralls each passing bee,
You old, old-fashioned roses, a-growing wild and free.

'Tis time to sing of roses! of roses all ablow!
They come again, as sweet, my dear, as those of long ago.
'Tis time to sing of roses! for June is here you know.
Virna Sheard

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Rise up black woman and you all of other colours
Rise up and grab your fallen baton
Passed down from the hand of heroines past
Rise up from the grave Amina Zazzau
Thelioness who hunted for lions to eat
Rise up lest her exploits be forgotten
Rise up to sheer bravery of Aba women
Whose nudity deadened men’s manhood
And broke the chains and shackles of injustice
Rise up to the gallantry of the Dahomey women
Whose fists waded off mighty warriors
And secured a kingdom and its men
Rise up in the spirit of Pupupu
She who was first to ascend a throne
And berthed the Ondo kingdom
Rise upin the spirit of Efunroye Tinubu
A lone voice that drowned the voices of million of men
Whose wealth fuelled the economy of Egba nation
Rise up in the power of Moremi
The woman who dared what men feared
To unravel the liberated her people
Rise up in the spirit of Funmilayo Kuti
The tigress who retreated before nobody
Rise up in the spirit of Sawaba
The nanny goat that played host in lion’s den
Rise up girls and women
From your kitchens, markets, stalls and offices
Rise that the dreams of heroines past
shall not be in vain
ifedayo oshin

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I Rise

Looking beyond
I see the future
Not knowing where my
Rising will fall on
Incase I never saw it….
Like sponge, I absorb every lesson
And drip on anyone as a lesson
It’s so uneasy for one to be steady,
Not knowing where to stop…

I rise to the future
I rise to chart my course of life
I rise to challenges
I rise to conquer
I rise to beauty, laughter and happiness
I rise to pomp and pageantry
I rise to sing songs of peace
I rise to excel
I rise to greatness as
I soar like an eagle….

I stoop to conquer and rise to stardom
I will never give up!
All I want is to rise up
Until I RISE!

© Edwina Aleme 2007
Edwina Aleme

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Roses, Roses, Roses............by Eva Tortora.

thank you for bringing me roses....roses for my spirit...roses for my soul...roses without thorns....thank you...amen.
Eva Tortora

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