Emeyazia Iwe Chukwudi

Rookie - 9 Points (11/02/1984 / Onicha - Olona, Delta State, Nigeria.)

Before, Before - Poem by Emeyazia Iwe Chukwudi

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...

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 15, 2013

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