Nigeria At Sixty, a poem by Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

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Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu
Professor Ikechukwu Benjamin Ezeohagwu

I
Nigeria at Sixty,
in the silky,
plot so pretty,
in such humanity,
by bad roads,
pollution from explosions,
full of corruptions.

II
Nigeria at Sixty,
in the silty,
plod so witty,
in such crispy,
by power outages,
poverty from policies,
full of traumas.

III
Nigeria at Sixty,
In the kitty,
plop so gritty,
in such drippy,
by poor drainages,
bullets from ballots,
full of outrages.

IV
Nigeria at Sixty,
In the treaty,
plow so tricky,
in such skimpy,
by political ruffians,
intrigues from rifts,
full of captives.

V
Nigeria at Sixty,
in the flimsy,
slot so frizzy,
in such flippy,
by clueless helms,
infringe on our rights,
full of dramas.

Ben Ezeohagwu won the Onigraffiks Prize for literature (2017).  He is Professor of Graphonomy and Chancellor, African American University, Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin and can be reached at Email: benezeohagwu@yahoo.com, www.africanamericanuniversity.org,  08173175540.

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