James Ogunjimi Poems
- Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free Don't judge us by the Smiling ...
- To Those Who Sit In Dark Place... To those who sit and dark ...
- Nigeria Shall Be Free! Crushed by the weight of the evil ...
- No Door Is Ever Closed Life is full of disappointment; life ...
- Chained Tongues, Imprisoned Mi... Chained tongues, imprisoned...
- Africa Will Rise Again Weep not for me o African, For thy ...
- As The Clock Strikes Twelve As the clock strikes twelve, ...
James Ogunjimi is a Nigerian born in Ago-Iwoye town of Ogun State. A poet, social crusader, apostle of change, Industrial Chemist, freelance journalist and revolutionary activist. more »
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Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free
Don't judge us by the Smiling faces
And conclude we are happy.
Don't use as examples just a few cases
And say it's reality.
For Smiling faces do not mean the same as happy people,
Neither does smooth talk translate to goodwill.
Don't see the big cars we drive
And conclude we are rich.
Don't look at the clothes we have
And call us the real deal.
For big cars do not mean the same as rich men,
Neither does big clothes translate to big men.
Don't look at us 'going places'
And conclude we can soar.
Don't look at us like cheetahs running in ...