Nursing a Nation

Nursing a Nation

Although we ne’er lived in the days
When the chalky chaps tread our lands

And our generation is not of those
Whose culture was stolen under their noses

Nor is it of those
Who saw the Nation in all its glory

But we,
Who only read but never saw the pompous pinkies
Are left with only a part of the story,

To nurture a baby which when small was strong,
But now finally big is weak

Eons on, we’ll hold to our dreams of tomorrow
As we sing and say – we shall succeed, we shall thrive



18 thoughts on “Nursing a Nation” by Phumbie (@phumbie)

    1. thanks Seun, glad to you checked it out. love

  1. Ahh, I feel you on this one. Nice.

    1. thanks for the Encouragement KC, really appreciate

  2. I like this part of :

    To nurture a baby which when small was strong,
    But now finally big is weak

    Short and sweet poem.

    1. *blushes, thank you very much Chetachi, really appreciate the kind words, seen, one of your works, it was nice, hoping to read more, thanks again!!

  3. beautiful poetry.
    left a bittersweet taste on my tongue…
    bitter cos, I feel that way about this nation…where we dey go sef?
    sweet cos, the tempo’s right and the poem’s very deep

    check
    When the chalky chaps tread our lands…tread…this is an active verb. doesn’t sound right in the past tense. “when the chalky chaps tread our land; they/we…(just so u get it.)

    1. thank you very much Ada, and for the correction, I totally get it now, shoulda been – Trod. really appreciate your comment. Much Love

  4. A luta continua

    1. thanks Rhema for dropping by to leave a comment, Much love

  5. I ditto @Chetachi.

    1. thanks Raymond, looking forward o reading some of your works

  6. Nice poem though…

  7. loved the end of it…eons on…word like this only drop from the mouths of geniuses.me likey likey.nice work.

    1. I dunno if I should say am flattered, but thanks for the kind words. Lots of love

  8. this is great,,,you captured it well and i like the way you described the while men as chalk coated people because of their so=called white skin

    well done…mu best lines were:
    To nurture a baby which when small was strong,
    But now finally big is weak

    1. Xikay, I really appreciate you comment, your encouragement will not be quickly forgotten, thanks

      1. pls keep writing and we will keep reading too

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