''soon, They Will Remember''
Poem By Johnson Nwaubani
If the rose brags about her fragrance
Will she forget the invisible wind?
If the lion brags about his strength
Will he shun the invisible air?
When the oak trees wave their lively branches in the heights
Do they forget their roots are in the soil?
When the butterfly flashes, and flares her beauty
Does she remember she is fragile?
If lilies bloom, and loom their flowers
But snub the dirty soil that nursed their courage
If cheetahs groom, and zoom
To outrun the ground they walk on
If bears crave for honey
But forget the stinging bees
If the clever monkey hides his moonlight stool
From the noonlight sun
Then, i'll sadly smile and say to them all
Soon, they will remember.