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DEPRIVED NIGERIAN CHILD

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DEPRIVED NIGERIAN CHILD

Slowly he rolls the tyre,
to and fro,
with his pants on,
Laughing with his other 
counterparts,
His dirty pants,
Shown in the noon,
Like a rag,
He saw his mother,
And shouted,
Mother!
Where is my father?
Where did he go?
when will he come back?
When will i wear a shirt?
When will i sleep on a bed?
When will there be light?
Where will there be water 
from our taps?

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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:07:00 AM
    BOY ON A SWING

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Enjoyed your wonderful yet sad write opeyemi, sadly there are too many children in this world asking the same questions, love and blessings Elizabeth

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    Date: 2/4/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it goes out to all of them...but Nigerians first