Treasure Island

Abdulhafeez Oyewole


A Bid For Change


We wish to make a wish,
And our wish for now is change,
Our sons and daughters are dying,
Our kith and kin are suffering,
Including our awaiting rain
That is about to fall.

In the womb of her mother
You can hear her call,
A call which is for us all
Not only have midwives fathomed it
We amateurs can as well see through
As she will not stop until her victory is sustained.

Since hands still exist
And the tongue never gets sick
They are to work for a purpose
Assigned to them by divine nature

If to the manifold to be beheld,
We will not be sick to make a move;
If to a level of meeting our end
We will win,
We wouldn't hesitate
To take a bold step

For we are Nigerian future leaders
And want nothing but a better Nigeria.
We only have a unique manifesto,
It is a bid of change for a better nation.

Submitted: Monday, March 04, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 04, 2013

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  • Gajanan Mishra (3/4/2013 3:09:00 AM)

    Want nothing but a better Nigeria. Love for land. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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