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THE PIPER He came from nowhere piping. We danced and danced in his trail. Our eyes popped out as elation swayed us. Suddenly, His pipe creaked and cracked. All feet hung as sky dimmed her lights... Silhouettes of Gun -shooting Devils everywhere.. Plodding hands of death lurking in the dark, lurking in the open... like hawk, Hawking chicken... Human heads fallen off as of woodcutters in frenzy. cutting down trees. Cry, my beloved Country!, Nigeria! how fast you fade, fading into oblivion, like a soviet. Oh Soviet! I bemoan you; once a cathedral's bell, you chimmed for all nations, now a shadow lying beneath history. And the Piper! Now a prisoner for his people because he said no to a carnibal system, because he said no to a divide and rule system... Your music is forever replaying to our hearts. By Akudolu Ignatius

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