As he embarks on mission impossible
As we anticipate the magic from the magician As we cast Goodluck away As we see the dawn of a new day We bend our heads to pray
The South South is wary
The North ever so merry The West can’t possibly complain Perhaps the East feels the same
The rest of us
Yes, we the Nigerians Not bound by ethnic chains Casted our votes in the same vain Make no mistake We are the future hope We, the Nigerians
The prayer we say
Is that all his tricks hold sway And an applause at the end of the day
Muhammadu Buhari and Goodluck Jonathan
Because only destiny could have brought him all the way
And this destiny cannot let him fail It will not It must not
Can the necrosis be greater than this?
The pain is 10 out of 10 The acetaminophen giving temporary comfort We need complete excision of corruption Then healing can proceed
As my beloved teacher would stay
Let’s drain the pus Let’s put good stuff in This is beyond science This is beyond good reasoning This is beyond good luck This is mission impossible
What can make the impossible possible?
Sincerity, honesty and dexterity
Will, beyond our imagination At the right time in the right place Destiny, with God’s grace The seemingly impossible becomes possible
As we rejoice lets not forget
The change we seek Yes, that change so sleek Starts with me and you!
Dedicated to Nigeria especially on her smooth transition process from one civilian government to a new one.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Abudu Kabirat is a student of Medicine and Surgery in the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. She has got a knack for poems and short stories.
I WANT CHANGE
Holders clasp light like a prisoner!
Darkness stares me in the face, With a choir of generators groaning, I want change!
Thieves coronated as Chiefs,
With pockets heavy with greed, Rode men like horses! I want change!
Our crude made us rude brothers!
Slaying compatriots with scarcity! Yet it is our Black Gold! I want change!
Eyes of education gorged out!
Graduates in a dance of shame! Like men blindfolded by ignorance! I want change!
The fragrance of job is strange!
Chased by able-bodied men, Only few lay hold of it! I want change!
Is this the CHANGE you want?
Walls of our haven crumble,
Chants of extremists befuddle our ears, Until our daughters were stolen! I want change!
The river of peace licked by hatred!
Thirsty men pound their fists Until their fits see drops of blood, I want change!
Mosquitoes steal wings of Eagles,
Cruising the skies with pride, While the owners perish in potholes! I want change!
Natives camp like fugitives!
Scattered pieces of peace Litter the mountains and valleys! I want change!
Men on the hills,
Spit parcels of phlegm, As dividends of democracy! I want change!
Riches of the wealthy is out of reach,
Poverty pampers the pauper, Until he snores in the snows of suffering! I want change!
Thumbs laced with portions of power,
Submitted at the pool of polls! Birthed drunkards in the Public square! I want a change!
Who knows the abode of change?
Searched the valleys and hilltops! Is it not within you and I? I want a change!
Deep in the sockets of your eyes,
I see the scripts of change! Live it out like a change! For this is change – YOU!
© 2015 by Osho Samuel Adetunji
P.S.: Dedicated to millions who clamoured for change in Nigeria. Today, May 29, 2015, the reins of democracy changed hands peacefully. Congratulations!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Osho Samuel Adetunji is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Nigeria’s premier University, University of Ibadan. He is a poet, a blogger, a Public Speaker, an on air personality with a knack for short stories, inspirational articles and poems.
He co-founded THE COURTROOM in 2012. He is the founder of KREATIVE DIADEM, a new initiative which kicked off on March 1, 2015.He is an inspirational young man who is addicted to going an extra mile in all facets of life. He is also a lover of football, tennis and boxing. You can follow him on Twitter with the handle: @inisamosho.