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The Struggle
by Samson Oloto

They told us to grow
Told us to be men
Responsibilities abound
All you have to meet
We wake up at dawn
Eyes heavy from a lack of sleep
We enter the streets
With millions of people like us
All in a race, and a constant struggle
To meet up with expectations

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Nigeria My Motherland
by Joseph Ogbonna

Nigeria our great and beloved motherland,
where multitudes of tribes unitedly stand.
Our land of hope by two rivers divided,
with lush vegetation by nature provided.

Nigeria our home of people resilient.
A land of great icons in works diligent.
We hail thee our great and revered black nation,
our land of human dignity and redemption.


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Nigeria
by Samson Oloto

Bombs and barbarisms
Deaths and diseases
Frauds and falsehoods
Bans and nepotisms
They take your livelihood
And steal all your money
They ban your comfort
We shout for a week or two
And then revert to status quo

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The Train of Freedom
by Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

Just how far is the train of freedom from the discriminated son?
Just how far is the train of freedom from the black homeless child?
Just how far is the train of freedom from the disabled poet?
And just how far are the winds of change from a corrupted nation!?

Just how far is the train of freedom from the fields of Waterloo?
Just how far is the struggling warrior from the mountain top?
Just how long is 365 days 27 times behind bars, I mean,
Just how far is freedom from a lonely child at play?...


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The Nigerian Politician
by Joseph Ogbonna

Bloated belly, swollen cheeks,
and a sunken stiff neck on robust torso.
Yet well fitted in flowing apparels;
falling and being raised frequently
from side to side.
Obscene opulence is your delight,
your prestige and your pride;
amassed unlawfully by the pen,
ever wet for your deception
and thievery.

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Recent Nigeria Poems
The Nigerian Politician
by Joseph Ogbonna

Bloated belly, swollen cheeks,
and a sunken stiff neck on robust torso.
Yet well fitted in flowing apparels;
falling and being raised frequently
from side to side.
Obscene opulence is your delight,
your prestige and your pride;
amassed unlawfully by the pen,
ever wet for your deception
and thievery.

......

Continue reading
The Train of Freedom
by Khayelihle Bongiswa Gamedze

Just how far is the train of freedom from the discriminated son?
Just how far is the train of freedom from the black homeless child?
Just how far is the train of freedom from the disabled poet?
And just how far are the winds of change from a corrupted nation!?

Just how far is the train of freedom from the fields of Waterloo?
Just how far is the struggling warrior from the mountain top?
Just how long is 365 days 27 times behind bars, I mean,
Just how far is freedom from a lonely child at play?...


......

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Nigeria My Motherland
by Joseph Ogbonna

Nigeria our great and beloved motherland,
where multitudes of tribes unitedly stand.
Our land of hope by two rivers divided,
with lush vegetation by nature provided.

Nigeria our home of people resilient.
A land of great icons in works diligent.
We hail thee our great and revered black nation,
our land of human dignity and redemption.


......

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Nigeria
by Samson Oloto

Bombs and barbarisms
Deaths and diseases
Frauds and falsehoods
Bans and nepotisms
They take your livelihood
And steal all your money
They ban your comfort
We shout for a week or two
And then revert to status quo

Continue reading
The Struggle
by Samson Oloto

They told us to grow
Told us to be men
Responsibilities abound
All you have to meet
We wake up at dawn
Eyes heavy from a lack of sleep
We enter the streets
With millions of people like us
All in a race, and a constant struggle
To meet up with expectations

......

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  • Samson Oloto
    Samson Oloto (2 poems about Nigeria)
    July 2, 1990 - Lagos, Nigeria