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The Nigerian dream (National Anthem Revised)

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The Nigerian dream (National Anthem Revised)

Arise, O compatriots, 
Let’s come together to build the broken walls,
Arise, your sinking ship for safety calls;
Let’s rebuild our heroes’ humble halls.

Nigeria's call obey,
Like a baby she yearns and yells for succor;
The spears and swords of war grieves her sour,
Let arise to save her heart that’s faint and poor.

To serve our fatherland,
And not to sell our brain to the western pest,
Nor make our green garden, a terrain for test;
Let’s arise to give our fatherland the very best.

With love and strength and faith…
Not with our grains soaked in gall and greed;
We have a patriotic plea and a noble need,
To build a nation with love: a colorful creed.

The labour of our heroes past…
Yearn and yell for our hand to uphold
The sure substance in our state’s stronghold,
So we can remain a fat and flourishing fold.

Shall never be in vain…
Let’s furnish our field to stop brain drain;
Let’s shield our seas from spills and stain,
Let’s get our gains without playing with pain.

To serve with heart and mind…
A land where there is hope and health;
A land where lords and labors walk in wealth,
 A land where giants and ants share same strength.

One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity
Walking in wealth and wisdom,
Seen by sons and strangers as a kind kingdom,
Where everyone is sure of soaring to stardom.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2012 7:55:00 AM
    A very thoughtful & createful one. God help Nigeria, God bless us.

  1. Date: 8/13/2011 11:49:00 AM
    congrats

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 9:04:00 AM
    Adeleke, My friend congratulations on your poem's honored place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the big contest..Sara

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 3:29:00 AM
    Adeleke - Many congrats on winning coveted spot in Soup Contest..... Happy Thanksgiving.... Luv & Best wishes.....Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 2:11:00 PM
    Super congrats on your very nationalistic and moving poem, Adeleke :) really nice to see your name among the winners :) -nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:02:00 PM
    A big congratulations to you, Adeleke! How nice to see this Nigerian poem right below another very fine one from another fellow African. It makes me wonder what your country's song was before you revised it! Way to go. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 12:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the PS Intl. Contest, Adeleke! Wonderful Anthem! Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Adeleke in The PoetrySoup International Contest with your amazing poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 8:12:00 AM
    Congratulation my man for really making me proud of what we can offer not only as Nigerian but african in general---------well done God bless

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 7:31:00 AM
    Congratulations, Adeleke, for placing in the International contest with this wonderful entry, I am very proud of you, you have a gift of words to share with the world.. Love Constance

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:24:00 AM
    Super congrats Adeleke my friend on your big win in the P.S. contest on site.. enjoy your special place of honor for this brilliant write and entry luv.. and a Happy Thanksgiving.. appreciate your blog comment as well luv..for my RON...

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 4:33:00 AM
    GREAT! GREAT!! AND GREAT FOREVER!!! MR ADELEKE... YOU ARE REALLY MAKING ME PROUD AS A NIGERIAN, IN NIGERIA, WE ARE HIGHLY TALENTED, BUT THE PROBLEM IS MOSTLY CAUSED BY OUR SO CALLED TYRANTS AND DICTATORS IN CIVILIAN ATTIRE. CONGRATS ON THIS FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL WIN. YOU ARE TOO MUCH, IN A GOOD WAY FOR REMIXING THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM. LOVE, LIGHTENING INK.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:17:00 PM
    Warmest congratulations, loved your poem it made for a great read, Anna-Marie.

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:00:00 PM
    Congrats for being among the winners, Cheers i take inspiration from you cheers suresh

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 9:57:00 PM
    Wow! This is nice, Congrats for the International Contest win ... keep writing...you are a nice poet!

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 9:15:00 AM
    nICE N RUMMINATING ONE BUDDY. kEEP D FLAG FLYING.

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 7:39:00 AM
    Very griping ! Congratulations again for being chosen for the contest ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:54:00 AM
    Great work from a great pen. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 8:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Adeleke. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

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