In Isarun land, so far away,
Hid a timeless orifice,
A hole so stygian, inside like the night,
A tunnel, ensconced in granite,
Air so light, its heart, without life,
Temperatures at 40deg Fahrenheit,
In past times, gave life, its shelter,
11,200 B.C; a home for Yoruba man,
So old, far older than Oduduwa,
Alack!Liars told us…we’re from Arabia,
This cave, so elusive like an abalone,
Though narrow, but high its throws,
Reposed in a cocoa grove,
Alone, so bold, its pose,
Our history, it holds, we probed, it told,
In silt sands spread below,
Lay its numerous gemstones,
Chalcedony and flint, as big as the toe,
Edges as sharp as a hoe…
tools for people of old.
White on the rocks, ashes like snow,
from fired pots…we were told,
to this, the cave,its name it owes.
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