SORE

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

He built

Filled with love and joy and happiness

For at hello, He had me

With an apparent purity

Of heart

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

Leaving me

Dishevelled and disintegrated

Limp, weakened

Insatiable and untrusting

Pained, threatened

Unsure and unstable

Sick, thickened

Unfair and unkind

A black pit with

But a pinprick of light

At the farthest end.

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Lest We FORGOT

 

I pledge to Nigeria
My Country
To be faithful, loyal & honest
To serve her with all 
My strength 
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!!!