Let’s stay true to love Let’s stay true to unity
Let’s stay true to compassion
Let’s stay true to empathy
Let’s say no to strife and mutiny
Let’s say no to prejudices
Let’s say no to Corruption
Let’s say no to evil inclinations
Let’s give a little more of ourselves
Let’s be our brother’s keepers
Let’s work for the good of all concerned
Let’s jettison laziness
Let’s join hands to build an expansive community
With a wave of unrelenting compassion
As we help build our neighbours dreams
We are greater together than we are apart
Let’s create the tomorrow we desire
As we embrace love for one another today
Knowing that we share life’s breath, together. **********
We lit candles every day for lost souls ‘Cos a mournful dirge is on replay at the background Vibrating with the requiem that buried our ancestors Cries of woes float in the air As the deafening echoes of death Drown the great bell at the citadel of miracles Oh, ye gods Our land is in dire need of a drastic surgery To expunge these cankerous beasts The days of slushy drivelling are past Call not upon the heavens no more For we bring this curse upon our land Betrayed by the brutality of a monstrous tyranny Our familial landscape wallow in a fetid sea of misdeed Look, the mangled bodies of our brothers The charred remains of our sisters Look, our children hacked to death Charred mangled bodies of our parents The gory sights of charred mangled remains of our kinfolks Litter in all the nooks and crannies of Nig and Eria The sacred land is desecrated The ground is swollen and engorged to a bursting point Ouch, the pains are inconsolable The recurring elegies are sorrowful These besetting nightmares in our land are traumatizing Pungent, bitter, awful, No, this bloodbath tastes horrible and sickening Ah, when will this lamentation end? When will this insidious erosion of humanity stop? When will Human blood cease to flow daily? This tale of anguish is far from soothing The earth is grief-stricken Her feeble body weep for her suckled offspring Cut down in their primes by a putrid legacy
PS:Nigeria has recorded a humongous rate of death in this month of June. Yesterday, a tanker carrying petrol exploded and there was a raging inferno with about 30 cars burnt to ashes… The number of casualties cannot be ascertained yet. Charred and mangled bodies of the dead littered on the highway where this avoidable calamity happened. I couldn’t sleep last night due to the gory videos that circulated social media last night.
This poem is borne out of my low energy this morning. My only means of venting my anger.
It’s time to hang up World Cup appearance by Nigerian Super Eagles. The team recorded a lackadaisical performance in this World Cup. So it’s goodbye to Nigeria from Russia 2018.
Nigeria lost to Croatia at the opening match. They went ahead to beat Iceland in their second match. And same Iceland beat Argentina. But Messi was plotting his way for the match with Nigeria yesterday. Indeed, he brought his A-game against Nigeria. And again, for the 4th time in the history of the World Cup, the Super Eagles succumbed to Argentina in the World Cup. Continue reading →