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Arise O Compatriots

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I speak of a country by the Niger river,
I speak of a people, forlorn yet jocund.
I speak of a nation, innumerable like the stars in the galaxy.
I speak of a people, gifted by Mother nature, cursed by the gods.
I speak of a people, wealth is limitless yet poverty looks sternly at her.
I speak of a people, united but divided.
I speak of a country, walking with giant strides, yet live like Lilliputian.
I speak of a country, independent but in chains.
I speak of a nation, she beams her rays on her neighbours yet under the cover of darkness.
I speak of a country, whose arms wide open to welcome all in warm embrace yet her sons are fugitives.
I speak of a country, who protects her neighbours but her daughters live in the shadows of fear in their fatherland.
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Arise O Compatriots
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: freedom,independence,independence day
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poem speaks of Nigeria, a country that gained independence from Britain on 1st October,1960. She may be independent but not free, . the poem speaks of a tomorrow that Nigeria will rise from the ashes of slavery and be truly free.
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COMMENTS
Chibueze doncol 25 June 2020
Congratulations Uche Nwaze the great poet on the nomination of your poem as “POD“
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Uche Nwanze 22 October 2019
I am deeply honoured that my piece was chosen this day as poem of the day. It will spur my pen to write more. I am indeed grateful to you all for your comments and kind words. You're so kind.
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Bharati Nayak 17 October 2019
A brilliant poem about your motherland- - the paradoxes so nicely put.Fine poetic expression. Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day!
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Tamara Beryl Latham 17 October 2019
Uche, your poem is filled with emotion and patriotism. A quite enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on POD. : -)
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Aniruddha Pathak 17 October 2019
And I forgot to congratulate you for the selection of this poem as POD.
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Aniruddha Pathak 17 October 2019
Great contradictions of a great country, brilliantly put, Let the tomorrow that you see comes to be sooner, Amen.
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Mahtab Bangalee 17 October 2019
superb and fantastic patriotic writings /// arise yes, arise o native landers awake, awake, break your lazy dreamy sleeping find, find the freedom Oh! O compatriots you are Free but in the boundary-less helI! ! ! o independent native landers you are free but in a caged bird! ! !
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Chinedu Dike 17 October 2019
An insightful patriotic piece of poetry written with clarity of thought and mind. Well conceived and wonderfully penned.
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Dominic Windram 17 October 2019
A most edifying poem, that employs anaphora throughout, to make its point effectively....congratulations Uche!
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Edward Kofi Louis 17 October 2019
A country called Nigeria! ! ! Independent! But in chains! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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