We all dance to music played in our hearts Sometimes by our fears, sometimes by love We all dance to music played in our hearts Sometimes by our past, sometimes by a future unknown We all dance to music played in our hearts Sometimes by voices known, sometimes by voices unknown We all dance to … Continue reading We All Dance to Music Played in our Hearts
I dream’t about a nightmare. No it wasn’t just a dream It was real I saw it just as I’m seeing it now I saw it so clearly But I don’t want to believe that Its real Yet Its so real Yet I cannot believe that Its real I dream’t about a nightmare Right inside … Continue reading I See A Nightmare In My Dream
Oh Africa My beloved continent Land of my Forefathers And home of my ancestors Oh Africa! Land of the opposing parallels Flowing with milk and honey But sullied by blood and violence Rich in human and material resources But destroyed by war and violence Oh Africa! The creator enriched you with abundant natural endowments Such … Continue reading Africa
They all made the call to say, I’m coming home I’m coming home to the land of the rising sun Prepare there a table for me, that we may share again The love of family and friends Some others made the call to say, I’m coming over I’m coming over to the land of the … Continue reading Flight MH 370
The prophecy has been running for thousands of years That the world is fast running to a cliff of complete collapse And the joy of many will turn to a basket, full of tears As the whole creation comes to the end of days The Doomsday cry is sounding louder than I want to hear … Continue reading The End Of Days
I have come home From the fruitless chase Where nothing but shadow was the prize I have come home To your lovely arms Where nothing but comfort awaits I have come home Like the prodigal son To your warm embrace Where I’ll always find solace I have come home With a promise Never to go … Continue reading I Have Come Home
My name is The Federal Republic of Nigeria. I was born in 1914 following a union between a certain Southern Protectorate and Northern Protectorate, both of black Africa, but with different religious orientations. The midwives that saw to my safe delivery were Flora Shaw and Lord Lugard of the British Empire. Mine is a story … Continue reading Nigeria: Memoirs Of My Chequered Life
Dear APC, I am not writing this letter because everybody in Nigeria has suddenly learnt the art of letter writing, neither am I writing this because I want to glorify your effort and villify the Peoples Democratic Party. I’m only writing this for the sake of the soul of the Nation and to get direction … Continue reading A Letter To Apc
It happened many years ago, many many years ago, but then, I still see it fresh in my mind, very fresh in my mind. I find it strange that I still remember clearly as though it happened yesterday. Many atimes I just sit down and wish that I could just forget what happened many years … Continue reading What Happened Many Years Ago
Just trying to pull through the hustle and bustle of city traffic From where I make my living with the high and mighty To where I live my life with the rest of the society Thinking of the welcome song that awaits me back at home I work in a restaurant that I cannot eat … Continue reading A Welcome Song
At times like now when times are hard It behoves on you whether to be glad or sad The world will press you hard To make it hard not to be sad But it behoves on you whether to be glad or sad The best of joy is the joy from within If you look … Continue reading The Choice Is Yours
NOTE: This poem was largely written last year after the death of former Nigerian president, Umaru Musa Yar Adua. What has triggered its publication now is the recent spate of politically (and otherwise motivated) violence in Nigeria. The last stanza of this poem raises one salient question that is still yet to be answered, and which touches at d heart of an issue dat is central … Continue reading Where Is The Bone Of Contention?
Fellow Nigerians, our country runs like a cesspool So you say Its stench stinketh foul and hard That I concur Our rulers rule like parasite That I concur Fellow Nigerians Our country is sick at the heart So you say Then lets give her the surgery Yet You disagree Why doth thou take such position? … Continue reading Fellow Nigerians
Down in the valley of indecision There is one in a state of confusion Entangled in a web of delusion Wondering what’s the perfect decision Not knowing what’s right or wrong He looks for a state of mind that is strong To conceive an idea that is grand But only leads himself to a trance … Continue reading Confusion
Nigeria I hail thee My beloved country I hail thee Excellent in climate and luscious in beauty With a sun to watch the day, a moon and the stars to guard the night With plenty of rain to water the earth Trees and grass to beautify its scene Surely nature was extravagant in benevolence As she blessed you with food … Continue reading Nigeria:beautiful In Imagination, Ugly In Manifestation!