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Oh Naija

Tired, weary eyes
Seen enough to rest forever
Time yet short spent
Longer bleak years yet to face
Do loaded ears hear?  

So, float in ecstasy, Eldorado
Hard long labor of the past punish
Reality of failed plans torment
Roads known from old vanished  
How will the song be sung?

The vulture has berthed 
Copious carcasses waiting to be carted 
Shells emptied and drained
Served on Nigerian high rock
Did you ask the legs to run?

Acumen and sanity served for desert
Whereas the ancestors and I bestowed the ‘Offor’
Authority to lead, serve and control
The mace now breaks the people’s skulls
Where will I find the hat to think?

Land of Utopia!

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  1. Date: 4/6/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Bishop, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Have yourself a good one. Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Nice captures all our throes and failures. /Hugs/

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Brilliant poem, and very true. My name is Jiril Clemons, check out some of my poems, you might find one you like.

  1. Date: 7/17/2011 11:18:00 AM
    such a sin what government does to its people [here in the US too!] living off the masses like a cancer! This is Free Verse form. Light & Love

    Ezeh Avatar Bishop Ezeh
    Date: 7/18/2011 2:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much
  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:50:00 PM
    Welcome to poetry soup, Bishop.

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 4:18:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Bishop. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 2:11:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup... so enjoyed reading this interesting poetry tonight.. enjoy the site as u continue to share words with luv..

    Ezeh Avatar Bishop Ezeh
    Date: 6/21/2011 2:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so mcuh