Chris Jibero

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Amiss


Amiss, amiss, amiss!
Something is amiss with my country
Spiritually and physically rich
But apparently presented as poor
Billions of our money given wings
Like hawks that disappear
When chicks are forcefully taken
Trillions stashed down the drains
To fertilize parched lands
Where hussies and gigolos live
The cause being greed
Nursed and nurtured by the elite
A few insatiable pigs
That profess religion
But know not God

Mothers compete to outdo fathers
I weep, I weep, I weep uncontrollably
For there is no one to console me
And my heart has a new guest uninvited
A nagging pain
Would I die weeping
With no solace coming?


(C) Chris Jibero.2010.

Submitted: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (10/12/2010 11:12:00 AM)

    'Something is amiss with my country'

    something is amiss with the entire world...
    companies are presently waiting like vultures
    to eat up other companies that will bankrupt
    in the present economic climate!
    example the highest rate of cash held in assets by American companies since 1956
    at present, an average of 7% of all assets in cash, waiting to buy up cheap bankrupts with no thought to create employment or save other companies or employees families.

    If you look, you can find this data Chris. The generation has come with little or no natural love for one another. But we will offer our words our hearts our love with our life blood throughout our lives Chris. We will strive to remain faithful to God, noble ideals and suffering humanity, knowing that greed and all the money in the world cannot buy back our souls; 'For what benefit will it be to a man if he gains the whole world but forfeits his soul? ' Matthew 16.26. And when the final accounting is done and we are all judged, I am sure Nigeria and Africa will do better than nations, which have had centuries of wealth and riches to enjoy, but lacked the love and heart to give. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephanie Fiddy (10/10/2010 8:43:00 PM)

    Phenomenal poem! I hope your people find this treasure you have all lost. (Report) Reply

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