And now indeed even now at last
Slowly the tone rang out loud!
And the drum sound rise in laud
On this hard soil, Our very land.
Of the song, all singers sing
Of the drum, all drummers beat
Of the road all runners run.
And retired to a room never once en-shared.
And death came...in her silent steps
Invisible through the souls terrain
Armed with his merciless evil's club
Lurked around Anthony's bed
Without mercy took his soul away.
The bereavement of this our elder statesman
Cut deeply into the marrows of our bone
The grief of loosing Enahoro
Is best spelt by our wearied heart
Our anguished mourning of the dead man's soul
Is really a track for our mournful loss!
Again and once more, a woe befell us
One of our bravest soldiers fell in war
One of our brightest Stars dimmed and gone
One of our best leaders killed by death -
If at all tears can bring you back
We'd cry our tears into great great ocean
And if it's the nodding of our mourning heads
We'd all go about nodding like lizards
Or it's our numberless hisses that can bring you back
Then we'd all hiss more than the snakes!!!
Or if it will be our tribute words and writes
Then we'd have finished all papers and inks in all
(For you yourself you are a tribute to us!)
Or if it be condolences to your poor family
Then all Nigerians will flood your place...
But it is a pity all these can't do.
The milk is split, you've gone! However
Your name lingers in our heart forever!
For we knew we've really lost a gem.
Goodbye to you Anthony Enahoro
Goodbye to one that fought for our FREEDOM!!! ?