Sing a new song today. Tell of the joys of this day. Remember not the travails we suffered. Remind yourself not of the waves buffeted. For at last the ship has reached the shore. The voyage consigned to the lore of yore. The grass is green. Yes, we know, we have been to the depths of hell. But now sounds the bell of a new life, a new dream, a new hope. The children of today will cope. Yes, victory belongs to them. Sing a new song today
*Henry Chukwuemeka Onyeama is a teacher and writer in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.