Limbo!

Limbo!

LIMBO!

 

We have been waiting for Beckett’s Godot

thinking the games would meet an end

yet, his Godot isn’t the Endgame

this endless waiting has got to end.

 

The Godot we seek is here with us

the very presence we can’t fathom

our gifted country in a Limbo

because we wait for Mr. Rambo.

 

How come my people frown at nature?

thinking their nation nature can’t nurture

why can’t our nation nurture nature?

isn’t the problem in human nature?

 

Crude is the soil we can’t refine

complex the leaders we can’t define

all isn’t well and yet we’re fine

some die of hunger where others dine.

 

We know the way but go astray

instead of stay we run away

when did Rome become a home

while some wander, some others roam.

 

Naija people, better people!

stop the waiting and take to acting

manna no longer falls from yonder

all we needed nature placed under.

 

Sons and Daughters, at home or yonder

Nigeria’s call we must obey

don’t watch and let them murder NAIRA

the fate of a nation is in a Limbo.

 

Be the Rambo to kill the Limbo

that our nation may see the rainbow

stop the waiting, take to action

safeguard our nation for the next generation.



8 thoughts on “Limbo!” by Angel Dee (@deleluvsall)

  1. Nicely written.
    We pray for this our country.

  2. Beautifully written.

    I’m tired of hearing people cry over Nigeria. Take action if you have to. If not, fold your hands and just watch.

  3. Prayer?! Well, okay.

    “Naija people, better people!

    stop the waiting and take to acting

    manna no longer falls from yonder

    all we needed nature placed under.”

    I like these lines….almost encapsulates everything that is good and wrong with this country.
    We all will be here…see how it all pans out.

    Lovely piece ma’am….(?)

  4. Lovely Poem. Very rhythmical. I liked the beautiful use of some figures of speech here. Well done.

  5. @mildredhughes Now that’s a beautiful writ.
    It’s all in us to save our country from it’s damnation.

  6. Say a prayer for naija, it shall be well with thee

  7. Limbo? Beautiful concept but I think its contrast was sudden.Lines one reads: /We have been waiting for Beckett’s Godot/ and then lines eight and nine was almost a distraction.

    our gifted country in a Limbo
    because we wait for Mr. Rambo.

    Perhaps you were carried away by the rhymes.Take a look at it again.*Just my opinion*
    On the whole however,you brought a germane issue in the Nigeria socio-political space to lime light.Well done

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