James Ogunjimi Poems
Comments about 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 ...
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.