As a thief mastered, He sneaked
As a snake slithered, He crawled
As the cover of the night, He filled in defiantly
Like the shout of the Israelites
The walls of my Jericho he broke
On the basement softest, a mansion elaborate
Filled with love and joy and happiness
For at hello, He had me
With an apparent purity
Gazeful of love
Smileful of beauty
Gait exuding manliness
The gentle and smooth seduction of his wit
For in my labyrinth of a heart
His magnificent home he built
In a jolt, a whistle
A blink, a haze
A tornado of fate
Upon us descended
Away washed in a haste frenzied
Dishevelled and disintegrated
Insatiable and untrusting
Unsure and unstable
Unfair and unkind
A black pit with
But a pinprick of light
At the farthest end.
I pledge to Nigeria
To be faithful, loyal & honest
To serve her with all
To defend Her honour & glory
So help me GOD.
This ȋ̝̊̅s a pledge all Nigerian children take in their growing phases. But what happens to that joy in recital, that innocence of heart and beautiful enthusiasm? What becomes of that silent promise of sainty hearts? We grow, we forget, we adapt, to a life of struggles and pain, murdered dreams and fatal stories, we forget that solemn promise of yesteryears with GOD as our witness?
Today, our nation grovels, eating pain and drinking tears, not because of these preventable disasters, but because we FORGET, we forget that pact we have as a nation, we ignore the wailings of Mother Nigeria and run after the vanity of selfish ends (if only it buys our eternal tickets), we forget that the labours of our heroes past should not be in vain, we forget that the responsibility of nation building ȋ̝̊̅s collective…our FORGETFULNESS cost us.
Nigeria weeps, other nations feigning symphaty but mocking her children’s foolishness. We place our nation on shaky pedestals, waltzing with our clueless leadership on a crumbling stage of hypocrisy.
To those departed, may your souls REST IN PEACE, to their families, may the good LORD grant you strength in your pained hearts to live this through. And to NIGERIANS…forget not!!!
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