Valentine Mbagu
Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Nigeria Independence Celebration

Rating: 5.0

As October 1 approaches, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY……………………
I have enormous tracts of land and vast volumes of water, but cannot feed myself.
So I spend $1 billion to import rice and another $2 billion on milk.
I produce rice, but don’t eat it. I have millions of cows but no milk.
I am 53, please celebrate me.
I drive the best cars in the world but have no roads,
so I crush my best brains in the caverns,
craters and crevasses they crash into daily.
I am in unending mourning, please celebrate me.
My school has no teacher and my classroom has no roof.

I take lectures through windows and live with 15 others in one room.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Babatunde Aremu 09 October 2015

This is saying there is nothing to celebrate. As a Nigerian, I agree that we have our tale of woes but all is not hopeless. This is a challenge to do more

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S... Che 01 October 2013

wow..... every well expressed poem..... rate 10

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Gajanan Mishra 01 October 2013

congratulation, good write on independence, thanks.

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Gajanan Mishra 01 October 2013

failure worth celebrating, good write, thanks. I invite you to read my poems and comment. Especially read my poem'Family members' and vote Link- www.poemhunter.com/contest-vote/family-members/

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