Poetry on Odyssey: Kini Idile E
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Poetry on Odyssey: Kini Idile E

Finding out who you really are can be harder than you think.

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Kini Idile e?

What is my identity?

You ask me this question fervently

I know not a name other than the one assigned to me

But after all my years who have I come to be?

A woman, a student, an athlete perhaps

But still you ask me, what is my identity?

I am of the rocky mountains of Abeokuta and the rolling hills of Georgia

I am of the savory jollof rice that my mother cooks and the southern fried chicken I so much enjoy

I am of the neverending sun in the morning and the twilight's last gleaming at dawn

I am of the beautiful cultures of a diverse continent and the melting pot of a great country

I am Africa and America

Two worlds both form my identity

So when you ask me who am I am and what I mean

I will proudly say

I am simply me

So Kini idile e?

What is your identity?

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