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Read Poems by Kolawole Ogunfowokan

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Echoes of Pain



It is hard not to cry
 When you see dreams die
 They are young but in the grave they lie
 Gifts, talents, hope gone as if they didn't try

It is painful to hear a man sigh
 A few years ago all hopes were high
 Now all he looks is to the sky
 He tries, he strives, but his success seems shy

How do you feel when a mother faints
 All her live she strives for a picture to paint
 A clear one for you even if hers is faint
 If only this place were merciful she will be a saint

My generation suppresses the young
 They flash age as wisdom 
 They tell the youths to be strong
 While they lavish the wealth of the kingdom

A song must be sang
 To free our minds from slavery
 It is not getting better, we feel the pain and pang
 Silence here is not winning yet chaos is not bravery

Cry yourself to sleep but please wake up Africa 
 The world is moving fast, don't just run after it o mother
 If we must be purged, let our hearts be 
 For at all cost a brighter future we must see

Nigeria breaks my heart, yet her love I must seek. 

@kolawole_john

Copyright © Kolawole Ogunfowokan | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 3/8/2016 6:32:00 AM

    Awesome poem.... Linda

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