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Africa

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

Where Is The Bone Of Contention?

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?

Nigeria:beautiful In Imagination, Ugly In Manifestation!

Nigeria:beautiful In Imagination, Ugly In Manifestation!

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!