Ayomikun Soyombo: Though Ekiti has spoken, we won’t let Nigeria go (Poetry)

by Ayomikun Soyombo

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  We can’t neglect this land

   We can’t give in yet

   Though the imprisoned seeks no liberation

   We can’t just turn our backs to see her waste

   For the love of Nigeria

1.For the citizens of this country

Who had a selfless leader

That laboured for truth

That bled for change

But for their scaled eyes

Failed to see the sacrifices

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

2. How can one save a clan?

That doesn’t want salvation

How can one teach a people how to fish?

When they prefer to keep begging for fishes

How I wish these eyes of clay

Can gain sight again

But then we won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

3. We can’t neglect this land

We can’t give in yet

Though the imprisoned seeks no liberation

We can’t just turn our backs to see her waste

For the love of Nigeria

We have to keep fighting for her fettered soul

Nigeria, know that we won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

4. For the eyes

Scaled by hunger

For the brains

Whose functions have been taken over

By mouths that simply wants to munch

Stomachs that simply wants to get filled

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

5. For the little foetus

A product of rape

For the sales girl

That has never known joy

For that vulcanizer

Who has been loosing weight from malnutrition as he makes tyres fat

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

6.For the conductor

Whose only craving is beer

For the trader selling roasted corn

Whose only challenge is the next meal

For the little boy

Whose school uniform is tattered

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

7. For the teacher

Whose salary carries no weight

The university student

Who has no hope of paying his fees

For the cobbler

Whose life is meaningless

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

8. For the farmer

Whose daughter is dying in the hospital

The policeman

Who can hardly buy pampers

For the soldier

Who gets to face death daily without adequate protection

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

9. For the eyes that can no longer see

The schizophrenic souls on our streets

Families that really don’t care again

About what this beautiful land will become

Sad we have become a flaccid lot

Everyone almost giving up on Nigeria

Please never you forget that we won’t let you go

We will fight for you

 

10. For the ones we’ve lost

To the menace of bombs

The leaders that struggle to enthrone the truth

But get repressed by hade’s host

For hundreds of our daughters taken away from us

And several families now drowning in their tears

We won’t let you go

We will fight for you

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Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85

 

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