Aminat Opatola

Veteran Poet - 1,290 Points (1 july 1992 / Lagos)

Nysc (Clarion Call) - Poem by Aminat Opatola

A patriot Nigerian youth,
arise thy country claims thee,
to service and huminity
on standing feet and
clear eyes as
luminious and bright,
its roaring voice calls
with no silvery songs
but command tones with stormy sounds,

Arise with sagacity and inextinguishable spark
that fires through
thy soul putting thy nation first in all,
to north, east, south,
or west with a note of
thy designated role,

Go on youths and swam the flood of air,
like tiny ship rising
and falling to the never
been lands,
smoothly to mingle with different tribes
with oneness of heart,

singing the Nysc anthem with moving
lips and joys blooming
in thy face,

Arise o youths,
and stand before thy flag to make thy swearing in,
serving thy country right
with thy right hand pressed upon thy chest,
to defy thy country not or lay its command low,
unto thy inevitable mind
with strength and faith,
impacting positively
and uplifting many souls,
leading minds and guide masses right with
honor bestowed on thee.

Arise o noble minded youths,
arise on thy feet with
perfect aspiration,
with love and sparkling smile like shining gems or pearl,

Arise with willing minds,
rustling on the reeds of a new world,
beneath the passing
feet of all winds,
with long drawn allegiance and devoted
both in the stomy rain and flaming sun,
in times of beautiful or ugly season,
to stand and serve as
self obiedient citizen,

Arise and wake from
thy sweetened slumber,
now thy country calls
thee to move on
or sail to thy duty's shade,
for thy sake and country's sake wit begirded arms and gait,

For days, months unto a year,
obeying the call with peace, unity and prudent heart.

Topic(s) of this poem: country

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Nysc (Clarion Call) by Aminat Opatola

  • Drtony Brahmin (6/1/2018 4:07:00 PM)

    Arise o youths,
    and stand before thy flag to make thy swearing in,
    serving thy country right
    with thy right hand pressed upon thy chest, patriotism, love of one's own nation and sincere efforts to improve it.
    thank u dear poet. tony

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2018

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2018

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