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Nigeria,my country, I remember you with mixed feelings A great contraption A mere geographical expression. You have never been a nation! A mere colonial creation A time bomb awaiting explosion You were marked for greatness Epitome of God's kindness But shying away from your destiny You mask yourself in mediocrity. You are a bundle of contradictions! Steeped deep in corruption Steeped deep in religion Feeding your children with frustration. You are the sleeping giant, With the limbs of a Lilliput Moving forward a task Agonizing and slow. You are the king Whose princes and princesses Like lazarus eat the crumbs From the table. Let these contradictions! Let these frustrations! Be catalysts to battle corruption to standstill Thereby adding value to the national till! Let there arise a leader in your midst! With vision With conviction Ready to drop dead To make of you a paradise!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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