Archive | June 2018

Love Your Neighbour…!

Listen Up
Dear Everyone

Let’s stay true to love
Let’s stay true to unity
Let’s stay true to compassion
Let’s stay true to empathy
And
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
But
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
And
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.
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Peace and Love!

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Nigeria Is In Acute Pain…!

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

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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.

 

Peace and Love!

Copyright © 2018 by Simpledimple.  All Rights Reserved.

Good Morning World.

 

I know you woke up this morning, wondering what is happening to your world and why things are the way they are… no appreciable progress.

Everything seems uptight and it appears like the waves are against you. Everywhere you turn to, you find turbulence waving at you.

You feel physically and emotionally drained. Continue reading

Musings From Russia 2018!

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