Soyombo Ayomikun: Dear Sanusi Lamido, Nigeria loves you (Poetry)

by Dr. Soyombo Ayomikun


There must be a drummer beneath the waters. Seeing my president put up some dance steps. I can’t but wonder who the drummers are

  Each night I now sleep

  With clouds of uncertainties enveloping me

  Scared of what my president will do next

  A man supposed to be a mentor & friend

   A woman zapped our wealth

  In the name of buying bullet-proof boxes on wheels

  We screamed for her to be removed

  He eventually did, making us smile

  Our budding smiles

  Suddenly got extinguished

  When the point man of our apex bank

  Got suspended amidst malodorous explanations

 When a leaf floating on a river keeps dancing

  There must be a drummer beneath the waters

  Seeing my president put up some dance steps

  I can’t but wonder who the drummers are

 We can’t for now fully understand the chaos in the North

  Chaos inducing darkness all over our land

  Then my president chose to snuff out a light

  A soul who chose to stand for the truth

*Occasionally my president makes moves

  That causes me to smile

  However,your latest actions are bile-inducing

  Nigeria is really not smiling

*I know Sanusi is deeply hurt at the moment

  As in exchange for honour he’s being despised

  By a leader he sacrificed all to serve

  Even his very life

*Now SLS has been placed on the cross

  They’ve gathered to nail him without pity

  They should not just forget that resurrection is coming

  Nigeria,very soon,shall be free

*SLS, in persecution we’ve found your worth

  We now cherish your heart the more

  We  can’t but embrace the gift you are

  Be strong as truth will prevail

*We won’t forget you said

  “Truth can never be suspended”

  The messenger may be snuffed out

  But the flames of truth will keep burning in our hearts

*Nigeria loves you SLS

  As for the poor dying of hunger you spoke

  You stood to defend the weak

  You laboured to guard our pride

*Nigeria loves you SLS

  For your rare bravery in the face of darkness

  Shed no tears as they scream  “crucify him”

  Glory cometh, Glory cometh… Nigeria will at the end be healed


Soyombo Ayomikun tweets from @alabaster85

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