john chizoba vincent

Gold Star - 13,586 Points (18 may 1990 / Aba, Abia stae)

This Is Nigeria - Poem by john chizoba vincent

This is Nigeria where every thief is honest;
Where every politicians are good yet, they are probe.
This is Nigeria where every students are wise.
This is Nigeria where every He-Goats smell not.
This is Nigeria where every eyes bleed like a tap.
This is Nigeria where every man is faster than his shadow and, every woman husband her husband.




This is Nigeria where every doors are opened at Night.
This is Nigeria where wailing and groaning are seen as laughter and laughter is a sign of Sufferness.
This is Nigeria where children are left unclothe and their parents make money as clothes they wear.
This is Nigeria where every lizard has hair on its back
This is Nigeria where cocroach is a friend to a hen;
And cocroach found in the midst of fowls is innocent.



This is a land flowing with milk and honey
Yet, the masses are suffering and smiling at the same time because they were baptised by the madness of the day and; they now see white as black and black is white.
This is Nigeria where children go to school but they sit on the ground to learn how to carry gun and steal.
This is Nigeria where the moon shine not at night.
This is Nigeria where mothers are the breadwinner
And fathers are seen at home nursing babies.



This is Nigeria where everyone wants to go to heaven
But no one wants to die before he goes to heaven.
This is Nigeria where thieves are selected as our ministers whilst the masses call it change nothing but change.
We all call for change and the change comes and we still look forward for the change we have seen behind
This is Nigeria where a civilian president wants to travel to overseas and he said he will put the Army on seat.




This is Nigeria where every man is for himself and
Walks like the snake without a group or companion.
This is Nigeria where all the masses want a white collar jobs whilst there are no jobs out there for them.
This is Nigeria where armed robbers operate in a broad day light and the police who supposed to be our security run away at the sight of them.
This is Nigeria, that lost country where every politician wants to eat alone at the detriment of the masses.




This is Nigeria where every pains is bitter sweet.
This is Nigeria where every money embezzled by the political animals are seen on paper but not handled.
This is Nigeria where laws are made but are abused by the same law makers at the madness with methods.
This is Nigeria where we drink 'garri' yet happy that we've eaten a balanced diet under the sun.
This is Nigeria where the ocean howls yet we laugh.



(C) John Chizoba Vincent
Another voice from the East.

Topic(s) of this poem: africa

Form: Blues Poem


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2016



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