Feel the poem for I dedicated for our independence:
INDEPENDENCE DAY (The Green Land; Nigeria@53)
Once a nation under the shackles of colonialism
Once referred to as the black nation
The imperial overlords made it a site of adventurism
Independence was then thus an illusion.
A nation that originated from the ‘Niger’ area
The pre-colonial era was its heritage
Before the colonialists arrived…the ‘diasporas’
The scramble for Africa…during the ‘Brussel age’.
Her alluring name,given by Flora Shaw
The recognition was thus achieved
The amalgamation of nineteen fourteen SHE thus foresaw
Series of thick and thin made HER bereaved.
That land as green as vegetation
Endowed with natural resources
In 1960,the status of independence thus created felicitation
Even monarchs jubilating on horses.
Though secession threatened through the ravages of the Civil war
But SHE became stronger amidst the tussle
Khakistocracy came with a gnaw
Not until republicanism burst forth with a dazzle.
Celebrating the independence of a blessed country
The giant of Africa,SHE is
Endowed with great people of dexterity
Standing united in co-operation and peace
Though the water is troubled
We wouldn’t reject bathing in it,even if we drink not
The mournful scenario of education…the government grumbled
Hoping someday that change cometh forth.
NIGERIA;Our father’s land,Our pride,Our home,
Where flourish flourishes…just like Rome.
**Wishing my father’s land NIGERIA an happy independence.I know we have reasons not to felicitate for the independence due to the misdemeanour sitting on the wheel chair of the nation presently,however,freedom is might;might is freedom,it’s our independence we celebrate here**
GOD BLESS NIGERIA@53#TEAM CHANGE NIGERIA#HAPPY INDEPENDENCE & HAPPY NEW MONTH#
Written & Edited: October 1st by BADIRU KEHINDE
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