James Ogunjimi

Rookie - 104 Points [Hullerj] (Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria)

James Ogunjimi Poems

1. A New Dance 3/4/2013
2. How Did We Get Here? 3/4/2013
3. Don'T Call Me Free (When I'M Still In Chains) 3/4/2013
4. If Our Blood Is What It'Ll Take 2/10/2014
5. 53 Years From Now 2/10/2014
6. Will We Ever Smile Again? 2/10/2014
7. What Will History Say? 2/10/2014
8. Listen To The Whirlwind 2/10/2014
9. Letter From A Rebel 2/10/2014
10. Lest We Forget 2/10/2014
11. If Only They Could Watch 2/10/2014
12. I Want To Be Remembered 2/10/2014
13. Alas! Life Has Been Murdered 2/10/2014
14. Alas! The Gong Has Lost Its Voice 2/10/2014
15. What Does A Nigerian Life Cost? 2/10/2014
16. Enough Of Mere Men 2/14/2014
17. The Writer's Balm 2/14/2014
18. National Questions 2/16/2014
19. When The Hyenas Stop Laughing 2/23/2014
20. When The Gong Of Duty Is Beaten 2/23/2014
21. Public Servants 2/16/2014
22. We Don'T Need No Western Boots 5/28/2014
23. As The Day Draws Near 9/13/2014
24. Are Those Tears Real? 12/7/2014
25. I Want To...But I Cannot 12/7/2014
26. I'Ll Rise 12/7/2014
27. I Choose To Believe In Humanity 12/7/2014
28. Freedom 1/18/2015
29. Gratitude 1/18/2015
30. We'Re Done Crying; We Want Justice 2/10/2014
31. Africa Will Rise Again 3/4/2013
32. As The Clock Strikes Twelve 9/12/2014
33. Taking Responsibility 9/13/2014
34. Chained Tongues, Imprisoned Minds 2/16/2014
35. No Door Is Ever Closed 2/16/2014
36. Nigeria Shall Be Free! 7/17/2014
37. Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free 3/23/2014
38. To Those Who Sit In Dark Places 3/24/2014

Comments about James Ogunjimi

  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (6/1/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    A fresh and refreshing voice for peace and justice, using memorable quotes in poems such as ' chained tongues, imprisoned minds', interesting poet full of vivid expression, well done!

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  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (6/1/2015 3:42:00 AM)

    Inspiring passionate poet!

Best Poem of James Ogunjimi

Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free

Don't judge us by the Smiling faces
And conclude we are happy.
Don't use as examples just a few cases
And say it's reality.
For Smiling faces do not mean the same as happy people,
Neither does smooth talk translate to goodwill.

Don't see the big cars we drive
And conclude we are rich.
Don't look at the clothes we have
And call us the real deal.
For big cars do not mean the same as rich men,
Neither does big clothes translate to big men.

Don't look at us 'going places'
And conclude we can soar.
Don't look at us like cheetahs running in ...

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53 Years From Now

Nigerians want change, but they don’t want pain.
Nigerians cry for better lives, but they leave it all for fate.
“E go better, e go better”, is the age old slogan,
53 years from now, we’ll still be singing the same song.

53 years from now, frowns will still crease our brow.
53 years from now, our youths will still get slaughtered like fowl.
53 years from now, our anthem will still be “E go better.”
53 years from now, we’ll still be at the rung of the ladder.

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