Kctony Xtopher Nkwocha

Rookie (28th May 1986 / Nigeria)

Generative Extinction: Your Quota - Poem by Kctony Xtopher Nkwocha

Why do you leave
can’t you stay and give
your exuberant strength
for your nation’s growth.
You change your identity
reject intoto your nationality
for a greener pasture
altering your stature; a caricature.
In allegiance you stand
for others’ land.
Contemptuously you look
on your soil as a toil, a nook.
Come home, let’s like doctors
surgeon on our land as reformators.
Stay back, propagate the future
liberate our generation from torture.
Ignore the societal strata
just avail, your quota.

Comments about Generative Extinction: Your Quota by Kctony Xtopher Nkwocha

  • (8/17/2006 10:38:00 AM)

    I love this one! Your pun on surgeon, using it in two senses: performing a healing surgery on the ailing nation, and then sojourning in the nation instead of emigrating. I think it is a truly creative thing. And, are you addressing the import of the poem to people like me? It wont work (laughs) . (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2006

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