Ogiame Atuwatse III
Did you listen to the speech he gave during his coronation?
Did you see how his wise articulating words drenched our minds with wisdom?
How they fell upon the hungry ears of his subjects
So aggressively like the rainfall after August break
And flowed ceaselessly and seamlessly like the Warri River
Oh! I can tell that the Warri River felt a different surge on that faithful day
It will forever testify of his ability, agility and capacity.
Ogiame Atuwase III, may your reign be smoothSmoother and more colourful than the boat ride on that day
.Did you follow up with the worship session he led?
I can tell you were blessed.
Even the enemies felt terrified and fled
See how he prayed for the healing of the land that once bled
Did you study his countenance?
Calm, cool and comely.
His regalia made us appreciate more the beauty of our culture
And the heritage birthed from our tradition.It was a display of vigor and strength
An exhibition of royalty in utmost simplicity and dignity.
How can we forget in a hurry the authority in his voice?
The charisma and character is desirable.Did you perceive the alluring fragrance of his boldness?
It blew across the land like the strong wind that made the palm tree to bow
And made the other trees to whistle and dance in excitement.
Ogiame Atuwase III,
may your reign be long May Your kingdom
promote His Kingdom
May you rule with wisdom
And may the people sing a new song.
© Jerome Okeme