Nigeria in my Opinion
Lighter is its economy, floats slower than a feather,
wasting resources, capable of becoming marketable leather,
pollutes the air for citizens to suffer bad weather,
expecting Yams from planting the seedlings of Onions,
results to failure regardless of any opinion.
A marriage, dangerous to the spouses’ sexualities
and then the tussle for who’s the next principality
without any regard to God and to humanity
only sustains the fire of a bitter union,
a truth accepted by, not just my opinion.
The masses pay with all they’ve got in one offering,
yet are used as unnecessary sacrifices to continue suffering
but the best they can do is just to keep baffling
on whose tribe or religion should take dominion,
smiling in affliction is foolishness, in my opinion.
Reduced to nothing for poverty to place its stickers
Sycophants emerging from most of all its thinkers
a once courageous Cat, now has lost its whiskers
becoming a laughing stock in its international communion
oh, this is a bitter fact and not just an opinion.
A country on barefoot, not even on slippers
encouraging ethnic robbers to be its Gate Keepers,
rights deprived of its meals, even mere supper,
mercenaries romanced as government companions.
Nigeria is already doomed, that’s my strong opinion.
For the Opinion Poetry Contest
sponsored by Kai Michael Neumann
Position: 5th place [6/29/2020]
Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2020
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