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I know of a slave
Who dances and sings freedom
Out the cage of slavery
But is still sucking the breast
Of her colonial mother

I know of a nation
Who crawls on the road to Canaan land
And celebrates her birthday
In the jungle of tears
Where Boko, Aluu and ASUU reigns

I know of an aged woman
Who mothers many children
Under a roofless hut
And serve them plates
When there’s no food

I know of a farmer
Whose fertile land
Has become a barren earth
Littered with the Chinese weeds
Which we call technologies!

I know of a party
Who mouths the streets with propagandas
Promising airports beneath the earth
Railway tracks in the clouds
One house, a bowl of millions!

I know of an incompetent driver
Who steers the national-lorry
With the wheel of corruption
And fuels it with the sweats
Of his famished passengers

I know of a boy
Who lies on the ancestral mat
Of his fathers’ past glories
And parades the town, useless
When his future is set to birth shame

Written by: James T. Abel Adesitimi
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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  1. motloungmaditjhaba – johannesburg – I am an African woman who enjoy reading novels,listening to music,writting poetry is my addiction and I am a loving person.I am taking this journey to find myself.I realized that in order to find peace in my life, I got to let go and accept my imperfections.You might not know me with the naked eye but I believe my art will paint my image in your head perfectly well.I've met you before in the world only known by us.I've seen your smile and you are a friend,sister,brother,mother,father without limitations.With your love I conquer anything and build the strongest foundation and path that lead to eternal happiness.
    motloungmaditjhaba says:

    Your poetry is really deep…and I get the feeling that you are unhappy about lot of things but I hope that through your words you will find peace.

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Iruesiri Samson says:

      That is the purpose of poetry…find an outlet, inspire change

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