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?

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!




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.

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