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My Patriotism Story: A Joke in Action

am never giving up on Nigeria

am never giving up on Nigeria

Its yet another Independence anniversary for Nigeria and i have thought: what should i ramble about? Nothing pops up in my cheezy breezy weezy brain… i carried out a survey with two friends.

Sunday, my naughty friend suggested i write on “patriotism”. I declined because that would amount to betraying my conscience going by the connotative implication of the word “patriotism” hence, i cant say for sure ‘how patriotic i am’ judging by the fact that; i never recited the national anthem during NYSC orientation in camp; never remembered the nation in my sparingly morning devotion; have never worn anything green white and green(don’t even know what that connotes) and i have never made any known sacrifice for the nation aside forfeiting my meals in camp……so Mr. Sunday. What is patriotic about me when patriotism is not viewed from the perspective of the innateness school of thought?.

Mr. Suleiman suggested i, (his exact words) “write about the urgent need for a change of leadership, orientation of the masses about the brewing crisis and a host of other known issues”.

What my hommy meant by “host of other known issues is what am yet to decipher, since there was no known conference organized to itemize known issues after the Kutigi led romance that ended in 2014 and is already known.

Then as for his protest for a change of leadership, am wondering; could he be referring to a shift in political party? (I don’t think so, hey! No way, this dude is too sensitive not to know that the ruling party and the oppo-attacking are the same; could he be referring to the military taking over power? Nah! That guy enjoys his swags and freedom of expression and choice, especially with matters unconnected with the opposite sex, no way he will advocate for TYRANTS

Maybe he was referring to the youths. But how can that be? I remember him telling me during our undergraduate days….”oboy if i get dey opportunity na to enrich myself and my family oh…no time” ( his exact word). How can the same person advocate for his types to take over the helms of affair for change..nah.

Less I forget, he equally mentioned the orientation of the masses against the brewing crisis. Why the question of who the masses are in Nigeria is making the local pharmaceutical store in by neighborhood rich in the sales of paracetamol each time I search my head for the answer. I think the Anus-Horribilis of some slapsticks comedians from the south who are planning genocide and separation of Nigeria or the ongoing political genocide by the scariest element in the north should not be viewed as brewing crisis or the mindset of the masses (just thinking aloud).

With my glass of champagne raised acknowledging; Nelson Mandela, Fella Kuti, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Shehu Shagari, Michael Kombol,Ezekiel Asemah, Ngugi, Brutus, Achebe, Soyinka,Birago Diop, Gabriel Okara, Gever Celestine, Kayode Teslim, Ogujobi Jeremiah, Ifeoluwa, Timi Yesiebo, wordpress, Suleiman Isiaka, Dickson Ajogu, Opeyemi, my humble self and other black heroes who fought and are still fighting for the physical freedom of the black race……. i wish you guys a happy independence anniversary………thanks for flying with me.

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Perception and Insight

See Negroid
Pride in strength
Lost to ego;
And corrupt to desire
Lusting after all mundane treasure
Bending their back to be ridden
Crying for freedom
But enslave to freedom
Their very conscience, they enslave
But freedom is from within
Alas! our minds shall be free
And behind we shall leave the demons
Then and only then, shall the Negroid be truly free

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poetry has been my source of joy and diversion from the mundane conversation and bad news the fourth estate of the realm keep ditching out in my country where going negative is the power of the media and the only information that sells faster than good news. today i have decided to express my love for poetry, a product of literary creation in a two stanzas, right below my recent poem”Drum Beat”…..Welcome to New Year. i love you guys a bunch.

The drum beat of love
The drum beat of happiness
Dance we in jubilation;
To the rhythm of peace.

Alas! the gun overwhelmed the drum
Sending joy on a temporary errand
Chant of sorrow filled the air
Sudden rise of refugee camp,
The very being of our deed.

Beaten by hunger,
Stripped by sorrow
Fed with truthful lies
Our choice of war peace to for make

Oh! literary creation
How wonderful a soul mate are thou
In self discovery process;
Thou stood toll.
In diversion and relaxation;
What a companion I find in thee
How I wonder my life without thee,
A miserable solitude to behold.


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As I trail this lonesome road of life
I by-pass different pearls of life
Intelligent, humble and pulchritudinous
But my heart was blinded to love
Wounded by nature
My heart desire no more love

Alas! My uncary heart;
Cannot not love
Then in a mystic miniature
I saw a prefiguring vision;
Of the pearl I ever imagined
She is the road leading to ecstasy
She is my world
She is Blessed.

Deprived of his love by nature, the poetic personae became reluctant to loving again, amid the intelligent, humble and beautiful girls that strew his path daily, his heart desire no more love till realizing that he can not do without loving, then came the love of his life, the unfolding reality of his illusionary perception.

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