I tell a tale of One

I tell a tale of  one

Oh what a brave soldier

In thrall all she saw was hope

Struggling for the wings to fly

while bonded with chains of pains

the world very calm for her

seeing what the future would be

she waited while depressed

What madness beheld her?

Why wouldn’t she take defeat?


I tell a tale of one

Oh victorious and strong

Crashing the foe with steel

Conquering with great ardor

She built her own people

With no enemies to feed on

Filled with joy they lived more

For the end to bondage has come

Who knew what would happen?

What would the future become?


I tell a tale of  one

land now noble and free

Our wings are spread in jubilation

Fifty years ago you soared and flew

Fifty years today we rise in riches

Your children now everywhere

Singing to your golden jubilee

Dancing to the drums of success

Laughing to the healthy rhythm

Oh Nigeria at fifty.


I tell a tale of one

A shore that is full of soil

Beaming like the sun in dawn

Fifty years ago planted a seed

Fifty years today reaping it all

with peaceful practice of love

together we stand as one

happy and fit everywhere

So our land be wealthy

Oh Nigeria at fifty.


11 thoughts on “I tell a tale of One” by Dekky (@Dekky)

  1. Even without the pictorial evidence (I’m freely assuming that picture has you innit)…you are undoubtedly a woman.

    Interesting. I like the ‘I tell a tale of one’ thingy.

  2. I don’t agree with you o. We’re not reaping anything with any peaceful practice of love anything.

    I’m guessing you’re not in Nigeria, shey?

    You wrote it well though.

    1. HAHAHAHA! @babyada, U no well oh!

  3. Not bad, but we go clock 52 next yr oh!

  4. 3rd line: “In ‘thrall’ all she saw was hope”
    Are you sure the use of the word thrall is very appropriate? Just saying…. Perhaps you also omitted one zero from fifty, because this doesn’t read like the Nigeria I know, abi you dey stay Presidential Wing for Aso Rock Villa???

  5. Somebody should pour this babe a bucket of cold water.

  6. I think i understand the angle she’s coming from. I think its the victory of independence that she is potraying.

    …And yes, we are in riches, only that some ‘forks’ are longer than others.

  7. Hmmmm, quite an interesting point of view

  8. Possitivism i see here! Fine

  9. I like the optimistic view of things, but Nigeria has a-ways to go.

  10. This is a good one.I just hope the optimism in it is infectious because as for me o, I stopped seeing the larger picture a long time ago.

    Well done!!!

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