Tag: Nationalism

Dear Irony

IDear Irony, “Tell me, my goddess.”What numbers have you laid sway?Is it the Wise – who derides Folly?Or the ridiculed who derides his mocker –“In all his insight and contemplative devote he isa maverick proclaiming without any result his knowinglike a parched lost vagabond… Continue Reading “Dear Irony”

America First

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Men Like Us

Who are these men?Men like us – well mannered,well-traveled and well-educated?Our leaders? The ones who rob the poorwithout a dint of conscience?The ones that keep calling out their sonsto war at the slightest provocation? Who are these men?Men like you, men like me –family… Continue Reading “Men Like Us”

@59

Today at 59, I sing of the beauty of Nigeria without the bickering of tribe without the malice of a map – no Muslim north, no Christian south no Igbo resentment, no Yoruba stereotype nor Hausa/Fulani ‘Born-to-Rule’ hypothesis. I sing of a country free… Continue Reading “@59”

Nigeria

  Nigeria! My strange native land, by a well-worn building, under a tattered Green-white stripe that looks like your flag, I heard hums in good voices, in innocence your young bloods of kindergarten age pledge with might to – serve, honour and protect strives… Continue Reading “Nigeria”

Paradox

Land of beauty. Land of the beautiful. Land of our fathers – valiant men n’ women Land of dreamers, who dreamt big for our land, for our people. Land of dreams that have turned pipe dreams Land of promise. Land of promise breakers Land… Continue Reading “Paradox”