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NIGERIA, NIGERIA, MY BELOVED NIGERIA

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NIGERIA, NIGERIA, MY BELOVED NIGERIA

Nigeria! Nigeria!! my beloved Nigeria
How you've suffered, how you've been rendered barren and useless
A country full of milk and honey
A country rich in people, culture and traditions
Gone were those days when you were the pride of Africa
Gone were those days that you were regarded as the giant of Africa
Gone were those days of our founding fathers
Gone were those days of the likes of Amadu Bello, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Obafemi Awolowo
Gone were those days when we used to have elder statesmen
Gone were those days when we have people that would strive for your unity and integrity
What we are left with now are bunch of greedy and selfish politicians
What we are left with now are bunch of thieves
Those that illegally and unjustifiably stole their way into your heart and soul
Those that bribed and cheated their way into power
Those that are ready to suck and milk you dry and make you barren
Those that are ready to destroy the future of our great nation
Nigeria! Nigeria!! I weep for my beloved Nigeria.

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 11:46:00 PM

    It is so disheartening Wole, but know that it's the way of the world we live in..yet, we must put our hope in God who sees all and is still in control. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/7/2012 5:34:00 PM

    So much heartache and sadness in this poem. Brings tears to the eye. A heartfelt cry for what once was can also be a heartfelt cry for what will be once again...You only have to look at what is going on around the world...People are standing and making their voices heard eveywhere...Linda

  1. Date: 1/7/2012 3:10:00 PM

    An enlightening poem. The good shall always prevail. Never lose faith.