fail in errors,
to build world-class Hospitals,
instead they travel abroad for Medical Checkups.
tail in terrors,
for better roads,
hail in horrors,
for lack of regular Electricity power supply,
in perpetual poverty and slavery,
by their been above the law,
nail their masses,
of little error but mail themselves,
while enjoy all privileges.
have become pail of unequal affluences,
in neglect of their masses.
have become rail of foreign Influences,
but not so to Nigeria.
sail across oceans and climes,
but with little input to Nigeria.
Vail no longer their masses,
but wail their masses of hardships.
bail your common destinies,
by standing side-by-side,
work in unity of one voice abound,
against clueless noise around.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.africanamericanuniversity.