Rookie - 72 Points (17th March 1988 / sapele, Delta State Nigeria)

Who Is A Nigerian? - Poem by GOODLUCK ETSEREFE

What does it take to do what is right?
Do we really need physical fight?
How can we overcome this night?
When all doesn't seem to be right.
We daily pledge to serve this nation with our strength and might.
Yet, we celebrate rot and moral decadence as right.
How long can we continue like this?
Is it that every Nigerian is evil and corrupt?
No, we are not.
Nigerians are smart.
Nigerians are intelligent.
Nigerians are hospitable.
Nigerians are World Changers in the making.
A true Nigerian, will smile in the midst of hardship,
knowing fully well he can make the best use of the situation.
A true Nigerian, knows when to smile, cry, chants and be sober,
because we are human and that's what being a human is like.
A true Nigerian is an opportunist, pessimist and sociable in all,
we create, discard and recreate in any form of sociable events, coz we are lively.
A true Nigerian, knows the race is not to the swift nor to the strong,
but we understand that time and chances happens to them all.
A true Nigeria values the life of his fellow Nigerian like his own,
and as such, we are not terrorist in nature.
A true Nigerian, is that fierce black/chocolate dark/light skin boy or girl,
man or woman standing next to you that you can't help but love unconditionally.
A true Nigerian is ME>>>

ETSEREFE Goodluck Oghenerho

Topic(s) of this poem: Art

Form: Ars Poetica

Comments about Who Is A Nigerian? by GOODLUCK ETSEREFE

  • Ovi-enita Odiete (7/15/2016 8:31:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing..
    .. Fellow Nigerian
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    Ovi-enita Odiete (7/24/2016 5:59:00 PM)

    I am from Delta, Sapele too
    Keep writing

    Ovi-enita Odiete (7/24/2016 5:58:00 PM)

    I am also from Delta, Sapele! ! ! !

    Goodluck Etserefe (7/24/2016 5:33:00 PM)

    u re welcome bro. keep d faith

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  • Ovi-enita Odiete (7/15/2016 8:30:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing fellow Nigerian. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 2, 2015

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