Rinji Kwarkas


Better New Days


Had to write this, cos of the age long injustice,
Old men who wished they were younger,
Then claim the days shouldn't have grown older,
They're scared to face today,
So they wish for the good old days.

They hate the planes of today, but they never bought a camel,
They say there's no more genuine technology while typing on an iPad,
They say we in a rush but they married at 21,
They say we ain't brilliant but they got a bsc at 35,
They're scared to face today,
So they wish for the good old days...

They say we hate peace, like we fought the Biafra,
Talk religious intolerance, like we planned the matasini,
Youths today are corrupt, like any of us took world bank loans,
Saying we hate God, like we crucified Christ.
They're scared to face today,
So they wish for the good old days...

If and only if, yesterday was truly good,
Then today's better,
We not seeking what's first, we seeking what's best,
We not pointing fingers, we seeking solutions,
When I like you are old,
When my son rewrites these words,
And today has turned out old,
Will I wish today as it were,
Or celebrate the today I created.
Will I be scared to face today,
Or relish the better new days...

Submitted: Sunday, July 13, 2014

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In view of Nigerian parents and their pessimism towards the younger generation, Disallowing them participation in Politics and other Managerial roles. Fighting human Youth empowerment, for selfish gains...

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