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The beauty of life

Under the Iroko tree I sat and pondered As riotous thoughts held me hostage Making the thinkable and unthinkable Engage in brainstorming scuffle Under the Iroko tree as I sat and pondered The gentle breeze caressed my tired skin Wrestling my heavy eyelids into a deep sleep And face to face I came with the Creator of the universe "How are you my son? He inquired "I am fine sir" I murmured "I am sending you to the lost sheep of Nigeria" " Tell them they have disappointed me" " How is that sir? I ventured " I endowed them with unimaginable wealth" " Of course Nigeria is the giant of Africa Sir" " Giant of Africa with the brain of a lilliputian" " Lord I do not understand that part" " I gave them unprecedented Commonwealth for all Nigerians" "Thank you lord for your generosity" " But it ended in the pockets of a few while the deprived bother me with prayers" " I gave them unity in diversity" "Lord we are eternally grateful for that" " But it has become a source of weakness as they do not value its strength" " what message do I take to Nigerians? " Tell their leaders that the beauty of life depends on how happy their citizens are because of them"

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