She began in 1960 as a freed nation,
after emerging from colonisation.
All over the land,erupted great jubilation,
several clans united under one dispensation.
Civil strife struck…coup and war of attrition-
here now comes rule without constitution.
She has gone through many a new edition,
with several attempts at democratisation:
wasting national resources for election.
Still, democracy always suffer termination-
khaki boys trooped out with a notion;
“we’re the Messiah of a new generation”
She has lost her sense of direction-
trapped in a whirlwind, we move in a gyration.
Always back to the scratch without motion,
like a roller coaster, in an unending tribulation.
Old politicians refuse to go out of circulation-
bad wine coming as a new concoction.
She has arrived at a cross road junction,
democracy, rule of law and fair wealth distribution-
shall lead us to our destination, but corruption, wars and ethnic polarisation-
derail our journey creating confusion;
heading towards anarchy and rebellion.
(C) ‘Shina Oludare
August 17, 2006.