James T. Abel Adesitimi


A Letter To My Motherland! - Poem by James T. Abel Adesitimi

*LETTER TO MY MOTHERLAND*
written by: Adesitimi T. Damilola
Re-editted by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson 'KIS'

Wake up my motherland!
Your doze has turned into deep asleep
On this bed of self- slavery!

Now you snore, dreaming within a dream
Forming vision upon vision without mission You are an Iroko that set to fall.

But when Irokos fall
what would flowers do?

Once giant of Africa, You own bow and quiver full of arrows;
But little rodent taunt you!

Shame on you, my motherland!
You call strangers to string your bows
And your offspring are mere pens

In the hands of the men from across the ocean,
Writing furiously,
To take from your barn into their homes!

Oh Nigeria, my motherland!

You moved from mouth to the anus of the earth
And your misery is crowned
In your long covered history!

Nigeria, my motherland, Why are you sleeping? Wake up my motherland!

For this dream might lead you unto death!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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