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She Is Coming Home…!

It’s coming home…

She’s coming home…

Yeah, come right in…

The door is open…

Oh well, this has absolutely nothing to do with England’s feeble performance at the World Cup. Nope.

What’s coming home is the fact that my cousin is visiting me in Dallas. Yes o, that’s the newest news that is making me grin from ear to ear. I am happy. I am very happy today.

Finally, she is coming to see her cousin because it’s been a long while. I’ve been to the US a number of times but I’ve never visited California. Well, this time around, I didn’t plan to commute within the United States like I did last December.

Chei. It’s easier to visit London from Denmark than to take a flight from Dallas to California. It’s quite a distance and it’s damn expensive too and I don’t want to bore a big hole in my pocket. Honestly, travelling depletes one’s bank account and I cannot indulge in such bounty at this time.

So we got talking and I told her that it’s not possible for us to see on this visit. Again, she queried? And she said to me – “ever heard of the saying that if Mohamed does not go to the mountain, the mountain will go to Mohammed?” I chuckled. Excited.

And yes, she is visiting me in Dallas, Texas and I can’t wait to see her. I can’t wait to hug her tightly. I can’t wait to see the beautiful face of my beautiful sweet cousin again. I truly admire her and it will be nice to sit by her side and discuss home, family and everything in between.

Ouch! Family means love. Family is forgiveness. Family brings laughter. The family is everything.

After 20 years in the United States, she is finally coming to see her family. She is coming home to family, to friendship and to love.

Certainly, Dearest Couz, it’s been a long time. It’s been a very long time. Regardless, I still have a vague picture of you in my heart. I still remember the last time we were together in Festac town, Lagos, Nigeria.

Come right in, JD. I can’t wait to see you. Love you loads and looking forward to laughter, to delicious foodies, to tight hugs and to our chitchats.

See you in a bit.

 

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!

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