Ijebu man, far away from home 

Collecting coins in a bowl

He sits all day

Arms seeking alms, he begs in sun and in rain
Says, boy did you know 

About Otuba of old

I lived and drank in a throne

I called it home
Till iyawo came from the farm

With ogun, the one you call charm

I never felt again 

The thinking of my brain 
No more, no more

Did my soul shine like my gold

Footsteps echoed

As my child watched me go
So now I live in rags

And life, at me laughs

It wouldn’t tell you my past

Otunba

                                                       leonard oreoluwa epidi

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