NAIJA WILL RISE AGAIN (A POEM)
The wings of this beautiful eagle are clipped
The talons that she’d used to devour are chipped
She pecks in the dirt like a chick to survive
Although she works harder than bees in a hive
She always survived poor weather for years
When waters would rise and winds would be fierce
But she suddenly welcomed the absurd idea
That fair weather was possible throughout the year
She flew from her perch that whimsy to chase
Was caught in a gale that left her a mess
And dashed to the ground, with no means to fly
In pain and regret, but she hopes not to die
True, help’s in the offing her gashes to heal
But she must discern whose “assistance” can kill
Her current physician being as good as none
If he’s kept around, she’ll be ash in an urn
An eagle should not by bad weather be scared
She must learn to soar, be by training prepared
It’s folly to think a wand can wave storms away
Or take off in flight when you clearly should stay
Congratulations! Naija will rise again
Congratulations! We’re not crying in vain
Congratulations! The great eagle will soar
Congratulations! Naija’s dumbness is o’er
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2018
Let it be so in Jesus’ name.
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