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The Centenary of Nigeria

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The Centenary of Nigeria

A hundred year is gone,
Suspence still fill the air.
Truely, the signs are with us.
About an exodus?
But no, nnot a plague of locust,
It's a plague of men.
The people arre the disaster
Since naturally we have none.
Arise O compatroits.
To serve our fatherland
What has happened to the song we sing?
Why the irony?
Why tampering on the bond
Of peace and unity?
Why letting vain cause to overthrow
The labours of our heroes past?
O democracy! don't fail us now
O God of creation!
Direct our noble cause
Help our youth the truth to know
That we move again as a nation
towards great lofty height to attain
One nation bound in freedom
Peace and unity.

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:21:00 AM
    - Nice to read your "Latest Poem" in the contest sponsored by: Leonora Galinta :) - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, KANU ! - Will also wish you an enjoyable weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 7:07:00 AM
    The pride and love that is attributed to the native land. strong and heartfelt. May your country rise from its problems and find peace and unity. // paul

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 6:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on the fine win for your latest poem, kanu

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 5:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on this great write and win my dear friend Kanu. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your precious gem. Thank u so much for sharing and your loving support in my contest. Big warm hugs! Love lots, Leonora