Treasure Island

Emeyazia Iwe Chukwudi

(11/02/1984 / Onicha - Olona, Delta State, Nigeria.)

Before, Before


We use'to go to farm and market
With our doors and windows open'

Before, before
We use'to go to school and graduate
As at when due

Before, before
We use'to sit under moonlights and
Tell tales about Tortoise and Elephant

Before, before
Our Naira and Kobo
Use' to stare and dare Pounds and sterling

Before, before
One man's child is everybody's child

Before, before
We use, to sleep with our both eyes close'


Before, before
We use' to be our brothers keeper
And the govt.was sincere and responsible
But now things had change'
My people seems to be more hungrier and greedier
My people seems to had buried their values
And pride...

Before, before...
Alas, alas O'alas...

Submitted: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 15, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Before, Before by Emeyazia Iwe Chukwudi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Democracy, Akhtar Jawad
  2. To My Sister With Love, Rubaba Mmahajia Rahma Sabtiu
  3. A LIAR الكذاب, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. The New Life: Stage Six Part One for Ma.., Daniel Brick
  5. Condolences, Elia Michael
  6. THE POOR PEOPLE PEOPLE ARE AMONG US, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Human Heart, Valsa George
  8. Weightless, Arlyn Canones
  9. Demented Song, Tony Adah
  10. He Spoke Wisdom, Naveed Akram

Poem of the Day

poet John Gay

Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.

A hare who, in a civil way,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]