OGBODO ADIGWU CYPRIAN MARK
Nigeria: The Land Of My Birth - Poem by OGBODO ADIGWU CYPRIAN MARK
NIGERIA: THE LAND OF MY BIRTH
(by Ogbodo A. C. Mark)
Oh! My Motherland;
The land of my birth,
The land of peace, unity and prosperity,
The land rich in culture and heritage,
The land of wealth,
The land that has no equal.
Oh! My Motherland,
Shining like the bright morning star,
Radiating your light to all ends of the world.
Providing us with immeasurable blessings:
I would have wept bitterly, if I you had not begot me.
Beauty, there is.
Everything good, you symbolise.
Amused, I was, when I took a tour round my Motherland.
Oh! Motherland, you are known as
Beacon of peace,
Fountain of wealth: adorned with abundance of natural resources, agriculture and condusive environment for animal rearing,
Making you centre of world's attraction,
A land of no lack,
The light of Africa,
Mother of the best,
Oh! My Nigeria
When I attempt to threaten the peace of my Motherland,
You cautioned me, living me with every reason to uphold peace and unity.
Amidst diversity, you breed peace, unity and harmony.
We remain the best wherever we find ourselves,
Even when all efforts are exercised to suppress our glory,
Forth, we shine.
Indeed, you are a mother of:
Great Merchants/Business tycoons,
Great Kings and
... Oh! Foreigner, take a tour to my Motherland and have a feel of the welcoming, the unique weather and the rich cultures. We are true, loving, kind, caring and noble. We will help you and live with you. See us as your brothers and sisters, for so, we see you.
» The Heroes who fought tirelessly and librated my Motherland from the shakles of colonialism, making 'freedom' the song on my lips. Your memories will forever live in our hearts.
» All Nigerian leaders from conception till date.
» The Nigerian Army: that decended mightily on terrorism, ensuring the security of my Motherland. Indeed, you are the best.
» All the ethnic groups.
» The Teachers, who have equiped us with knowledge, thus, Power.
»My Lords: Spiritual and Temporal
» Every Nigerian (home and in diaspora): for without you, there will be no one to be called my brothers nor sisters.
To be loyal,
To be a good ambassador of my Motherland,
To be my brother's keeper,
To uphold the honour and glory of my Motherland,
To herald peace,
To contribute my quota, as an individual, to Nation building.
The land of my birth
I salute you
I love you
I am proud to be a black Man
I am proud to be a Nigerian
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