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Nigeria Decides

Tobi is a student of Unilag, Nigeria. She has witnessed various strike actions by University workers, within her short period of study.


Nigeria Decides

Abnormalities have worn an attire of normalcy,

Priorities have capsized.

The nation, in her folly has chosen,

Fury over concord,

Aristocracy over democracy, through power recycle,

And cattle ranches over citadels of knowledge.

The supposed future,

Has been transmuted into a power pitch.

The new trend is,

Cascading billion bucks,

On some four-legged creatures.

These same beasts that had trampled

On our green pastures.

Plausibly, the nation's future resides beneath their hoofs.

And their horns uphold,

The people's unity.

The polity master has willed wisely,

Choosing sawdust over gold dust.

Now, it is up to us to decide,

Whether or not we deserve,

A government for the people,

Or a government for the fauna.

© 2019 Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace


Odunlami Oluwatobiloba Grace (author) from Lagos on February 01, 2019:

Hmm! "may we deliver ourselves"

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 25, 2019:

Great piece always a government for the people

Clementina on January 24, 2019:

Very true, a government for the people is what we need

Yommy on January 24, 2019:

A great piece! Oh no! Oh yes!! Aah what is this young lady is talking about would be the reaction of so many. Indifferent attitude would be of some. While majority who suppose to cast their votes wisely will resolve to pray believing 'what will be, will be'

Thank you Lady, you have done your best for now!

Akin on January 23, 2019:

True..so true

Oluwafemi Okeowo from Nigeria on January 23, 2019:

A government for the people,

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