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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
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.
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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