Treasure Island

Austyn Chimbuoyim

(02/08 / Orlu)

There Was A Country


There was a country
Whether idea or real,
I know not, God knows
Claims say it was sovereign

‘There was a country'
So they say
To ransom, another it held
And yet was never born

Miscarried? Some think it was
And therefore gone
Incubated, I feel it is
As draws close, its birthday

How wary, Uncle Sam is
Of a foetus yet unborn
Could his allies do more
As ‘a nip in the bud' will do

Marginalized even in the womb
Now raring to go
Having starved of daylight
Not for more can it wait

There was a country
Like it or not, it was
Hate it or not, it is
Want it or not, it'll be

Bring it on, ‘Ndi Igbo'

Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Edited: Friday, November 16, 2012
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