It’s a Shame

It’s a shame

That the stories of our riches

Are only stories

Folktales, like dog and tortoise

That we are fresh cows

Begging for soured goat milk

It’s a shame


It’s a shame

That starvation feeds us dead

When we feed other nations

That we live in darkness

When we are the source of power

It’s a shame.


It’s a shame

That our Delta has no Niger

But streams and creeks

In which hide our friends

Robbers of our bliss

Drilling our blood

It’s a shame.


It’s a shame

We build their mansions

And live in hurt

These stories will tell themselves

But it’s a shame

It’s a big shame.

8 thoughts on “It’s a Shame” by Famous Isaacs (@doremi)

  1. Nice one…well done

  2. So true and so “cliched”

  3. Jo (@josephoguche)

    Its truly a shame … a shame we must face with shame … God save us … God help our hopeless leaders …

  4. Nice piece. Really felt this.

  5. Hmmm.


  6. very sad about a land called Nigeria – may God help us to rise.

  7. I feel your pain.

  8. hmmm… shame on them!
    Nice work.

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