River Oil Poem by SylvaOnyema Uba

River Oil

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River oil, river oil
God's natural gift to us
You are like a virgin
Deflowered by her love

River oil, river oil
Our economic gold medal
Running like ceaseless sea
Visiting green lands
Visiting white lands

River oil, river oil
What can we do without you?
You have the face of a lamb
Yet you fly like a vulture

River oil, river oil
Plague to our water
Weed to our plants
Accidental discharge
Of flaming pipelines and tankers

River oil, river oil
The goddess of our Naira
The spinning coin
That determines our breadth
Let not dollars
Quench your fire

River oil, river oil
But for how long
Will your sweet flame
Warm our flag?

River oil, river oil
Neglect to her mother
You are the smile of some
You are the cry of many

River Oil
Monday, November 14, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: economy
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poet unveils the oil rich state of Nigeria who has unfortunately depended on the oil for too long as a major source of her revenue while neglecting other economic sectors.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvaonyema Uba 09 April 2018

You have the face of a lamb Yet you fly like a vulture

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Sylvaonyema Uba 09 April 2018

Our economic gold medal

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Sylvaonyema Uba 09 April 2018

The goddess of our naira

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 March 2017

Your sweet flame! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Sylvaonyema Uba 14 November 2016

A call for the oil region to be well recognized in the oil sharing formula of the nation.

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