HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIGERIA!

Posted: October 1, 2011 in Blogs from and about school!, DAY 2 DAY, POETRY
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Coat of arms of Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

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Happy birthday Nigeria! Yay! Another year of God’s mercies on my darling country! I was on a train a few nights ago, and it occurred to me that I didn’t have anything prepared for our independence day. And so, I started to write. I finished, but I couldn’t agree with myself on the title for the poem so for now let’s make do with ‘Happy Birthday Nigeria’. I’d be happy to hear any suggestions if you’ve got them, but in the meantime, just enjoy the poem!

One step forward, two steps back

Always seeming to go off track

Fellows treacherous and greedy as wolves

Take pleasure in treating us all as fools

 

 

Piece by piece things fall apart

There’s no evil we don’t attract

Murder, theft, bombs, rape too

Slowly but surely headed for doom

 

 

I love you Nigeria, land of my birth

The land, her people, seas, bountiful resources

And even when you near the brink of death

Social responsibility reality, you will self-correct

 

 

It’s your birthday today, you’re fifty one

Sing, dance, play the cymbals and drum

Flush out corruption and evil starting with me

Only then will your greatness be seen

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIGERIA!

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  1. abdulnasir says:

    LIKE IT! Sounds like a prayer!

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  2. Soul Sista says:

    Love Naija too! Happy independence day everyone!!!

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  4. Andy says:

    Hello.
    Thought-provoking piece from you.
    If you had an image, I couldn’t see it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    No Anguish Or Pain

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  5. God bless!

    Cheers,

    Mark Butkus

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