Nigerian Poetry @56

October 02, 2016
By Emediong Udoudoh

The poet pours out grievous emotions for her dear country, but also in the same vein recognizes the Government that amidst all troubles want a nation where peace and justice reigns.

Nigeria,my dwelling place
from above,the heavenly abode looks down on you
to the peaceful woes you have become
to replicate,this you did effectively
but to reproduce,this you neglected
years back on this day,you had your independence
56 years down,we have nothing to solidly boast of
Nigeria,my dwelling place
why don't there exist a state where people are understanding and not so rude
why don't there exist a society where negative influence is not the rule
why is mercy a crime and terrorism the order of the day
why have we savage our oil and let our politicians loot us with their ideas
why have we sent agriculture to doom for white collar jobs
even in our state of low infrastructures and poor education
Nigeria,my dwelling place
we are noted for this motto"WE ARE NOT TERRORIST,WE ARE NIGERIANS'
and the motto keeps ringing without us realising
we create scares we are unaware of,and enemies without knowing
God had a reason he made some resources exist in the south and not in the north
and why some resources thrive well in the north and not in the south
so there will be an exchange of resources and PEACE WILL REIGN
Nigeria,my dwelling place
even without earthquake,hurricanes and tornadoes
we cannot breath the air of peace
the blood of the slain innocent,hunger,domestic violence drips on us
amidst this we have a government who make rules for the people only


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