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Obute Gabriel

(11-04-1983 / Warri, Delta State Nigeria)

Nigeria Is Our Country

Nigeria! ! !
Our mother land
The pride of Africa
The blessed amongst the land
The Nazareth of our people
The tree that unleashes its fruit in its seasons
We’ve seemed not to have known you
But, your blood flows through our veins

Speak the language to our understanding
The waters are becoming more stagnant
The leaves are no longer green
Thorns have withered our soil
Our rooms are getting smaller
Our hopes are diminishing
Farther we’ve tried
The farther it becomes

How long are we going to wait?
How long will generation pass?
How long shall we be tasty of honey?

Oh Nigeria
Like the mountain you have chosen to uphold us
Like a mother you have chosen to breastfeed us
Like the dew you have chosen to shower on us

Nigeria we are still waiting
We all are still waiting
Um….. we are still waiting
Nigeria our mother’s land

Submitted: Monday, June 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is all about Nigeria as one of the most populated black nation in the Africa continent with so many talents and resources that appears in all parts of the world, but still people find it difficult to survive an average life, with few living extremely rich and a large number at the poverty scale, but as a nation it ought not be so, even as the poor struggle to survive it becomes difficult for them with harsh policy with the intent to help the poor, how long will this inequality continue is a question that no one knows the answer.

I was inspired by the pain and sufferings of many Nigerian and I am dedicating this poem to God and the hope of this country someday.

This poem was written when I was at home with the thought of the way forward of this country and how to solve this problem of looting madness that has taken the heart of many Nigerians and equitably distribute is resources

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