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Nursing a Nation

Although we ne'er lived in the days
When the chalky chaps tread our lands

And our generation is not of those
Whose culture was stolen under their noses

Nor is it of those 
Who saw the Nation in all its glory

But we, 
Who only read but never saw the pompous pinkies
Are left with only a part of the story,

To nurture a baby which when small was strong,
But now finally big is weak

Eons on, we'll hold to our dreams of tomorrow
As we sing and say - we shall succeed, we shall thrive

Copyright © Gbenga Onalaja

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 2:23:00 PM
    Nicely written!

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 6:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Gbenga. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:01:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature my friend... well done! Lay

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 4:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Gbenga. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:55:00 AM
    Starting my weekend early reading all the amazing poetry of all the wonderful poets here at PoetrySoup. I am so happy to find your poetry posted here this morning Gbenga. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you find tons of inspiration along the way as Fall is upon us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 5:53:00 AM
    Very creative and interesting write on Nursing a nation, Gbenga