(For the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos)

Akeem Lasisi


On Marina Street of blue, blue chips

The Cathedral stands tall with sacred awe


Wearing a gentle silver colour,

The edifice woos the eyes and hugs the soul

Robed in intricate pillars, a tower is a bangle upon her neck


Her clock impeccably tells earthly time,

Her glistening bell, hanging beneath a roof of unambiguous  gold,

Tells of the impending Other Time that will never end


In this city of artsome churches,

The Apostolic stands so tall

It overlooks the city with its thousand eyes


You need to get to Gbagada to see the Deeper Life’s iconic pose

Magnificent in its impossible breadth,

It beckons our Lagos for the Noah’s Ark


With the Synagogue, there is a classical Rome in Ikotun

House on the Rock sprawls, spoils Lekki with glow

All hail Rhema’s Disney chapel


For in this city of holy mansions

Beyond mentoring faith

The church is a genre in visual arts.

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