Fatherless Nation

by Adekunle Adewunmi.

Depression, suppression, corruption, election –
All addictions including seduction
Yet, no solution..

Fathers they say, gives feathers
Even with the covering of the mother,
His absence, massive disaster!

Shall we explain that the absence of our father,
The sudden death of heroes past –
Has blessed this entity with bastards?

Probably, mother Nigeria re-married
To give birth to tyrants – wolves,
That govern their mother’s children like goats.

Oh father,
Your early departure has made a wreck
Of the family you left for mother to handle
For the handle got broken due to the weight
of its content.

I remebered how you you trained us, even my seniors
To serve You land with trust, strength and faith
Not to make your labour waste away
But build an empire bound in freedom.

Freedom withheld, pease slaughtered.
Daily, the blood of your children in the North weeps loud
All they’re after is power justice thrashed.

Like Malcolm X, i will rage
Who’s Ganduje that I may fear
Or Jagaban to make me dread?
I know mother is powerless and my
siblings with spear-ed boldness
Yet will I scream for the woes
You’ve created.
Make amend and let us feel created.

You treat is like Negroes before the Whites
Do remember Fela has taught us to fight.
We’d stand in our might until you vomit our rights.

Dear father, help the beautiful Mother Nigeria
For her efficacy is dwindling fast
Robbers have looted her Treasury
Where we boast of Africa’s Daddy.

Mother’s strength has gotten struck
By the Refiners and subsidy sharks
Who have swallowed the returns
In their pothole bellies.

Father Nigeria, arise from your grave,
Whistle Blowers have been silenced
The money your enemy stole from you
I’m the days of your youth
Though recovered, has also dissapeared.

I walked down the street
A family man begged for 100 Naira
This has happened to several pepple
Nigeria is in trouble!

Is this how we’d be destroyed?
Yet they kept returning to Office
Olden with no result – Like
Old snake shedding off its skin
2019 may be bloody.

Arise father, save Nigeria
The suffering is becoming ever.

Your comment are highly appreciated.

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Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on https://instagram.com/adekunlewrites https://platform.linkedin.com/badges/js/profile.jsAdekunle Adewunmi

14 thoughts on “Fatherless Nation

  1. Great write, i’ll reblog this and i hope someday, our voice will be held.
    “Old snake shedding off its skin” – we cannot be deceived, but you know those whose heads have been collected to receive money, will always support the liars

    “Probably, mother Nigeria re-married” Mother earth didn’t remarry, she was raped by several miscreants and until the ugly ones are murdred, the beautiful ones will never be given birth to.

    We all are at the risk of walking or working on a farmished road

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