Contemplation (because Of Say)

Because of say you wan live big
For the fear and shame make them no laugh you
You come dey kill people for the sake of cash
Like fowls wey manage reach December

Because you self wan feel among
And talk when people self dey talk
You con dey play people wayo
Turn them mumu and dry their pocket.

Because of say you go abroad
And talk fast like those wey colonize your fathers
You join those bros wey dey inject cocaine
Spoil your life, disgrace your land.

Because of say you wan build house,
Make james and jamiu notice you.
You burst the pipe, drill the oil
And put people and your country for wahala

Because of say you want to pass
And graduate quick with all your mates.
You sleep with all lecturers for you department
And get the A’s in all the course.

Because of say… O’ Because of say.
Because of say…
You forget your God!
Because of say… O’ Because of say.
Because of say…
You forget the hell!



9 thoughts on “Contemplation (because Of Say)” by Okeme James Jerome (@okemejames)

  1. ………………………………………………………………..
    Because say this poem make brain
    I fit waka for under the rain
    and waka jeje and jeje
    dey wait until Naija corekt
    ………………………………………………………………..

    1. Thanks alot @innoalifa, you’re appreciated

  2. So true…..beautiful poem…keep flowing in pidgin bro!

    1. indeed @Olushademi, BY God ‘s grace. Thanks alot.

      1. @okemejames, you’re welcome, always naah :)

  3. Oh wow!! this is the first time I’ m reading a poem in pidgin! I absolutly loved it. It flowed and all the things you touched upon were great and true.

    1. what an honour! @ufuomaotebele, I’m glad u loved it.

  4. Pidgin gives it that extra something.
    Lyrical, sad and yet humorous.
    Well done.

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