Improper use of  influence,so says Achebe in No Longer At Ease

A beautiful monster ,at whch we dare not hiss

Even the powerful pen of Abati lamented it but now at him it teases

Wonderful bride to us,it’s become;though it’s ugly world we hate to reminisce


It rings round our land like a bell

At its mercy,most Nigerians are living in hell

It should be well with all,for we are blessed with oil wells

It’s our nemesis,at its face,honesty bowed and fell


In its hands,our peace has suffered so much disruption

Its reign endures without any interruption

To our leaders,it’s become a centre of attraction

Even among the led,it cannot pass without un-imaginable celebrations


For its sake,there’s so much poverty in our nation

Without it,there would be manifest prosperity in our stations

Probes everyday filled our ears but it thrives for there’s no sanctions

So powerful it’s become,that our societal values have suffered great erosion


Where’s the hope when Mr President sees nothing wrong with corruption?

Millenium Park is compared with church gift by a leader that lays claim to transformation

Dear God, they claimed he’s your choice but what’s his political and socio-economic mission?

I’m just curious O God, for it’s you that says on the tablet we should write our vision


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  1. Reblogged this on amdegreat and commented:

    Slow and Behind but Destined to Reign

    Those who are created with a definite purpose to reign and become great in life often experience difficulty in their lives generally. Things don’t happen really well for them as they found themselves positioned at the back sit of many affairs of life. They struggle all through their trying moments to become great in life – such greatness that they can visualize with the vision eye but seems as if they will never get there considering their present circumstances and situation.

    Take a big lesson from the growth and development of human being as compared to that of animals generally. First, after birth man has to lie down on his back for some months, while the little animal is already walking about. At another stage human learns to sit down but won’t be able to move about, while their animal counterpart are already racing about. Then at another stage human begin to crawl on the ground, while at this stage the animal is already jumping, hopping and flying. Then at last man begin to walk and turns around to become intelligent, wise and strong enough to rule and reign over all animals and every living thing on the surface of the earth; who incidentally have gone ahead of him before.

    A person that is destined to reign in life might find himself lying down on his back while others around him are already walking about as successful being. This is the period in his life when God wants him to lie down and rest while he studies life and its ways. At another stage he learns to sit and watch others move around. He is restricted, he can’t do many things; he doesn’t seem to know what to do to get ahead in life. He lacks the ability to do things on his own except he get some supports here and there.

    Then, he gets up from sitting position to crawling, while he watches others standing on their feet – he seems to look up to people for many things. Others are already standing upright in their right place in life. They are focus and can see ahead clearer than he can. They can climb walls, jump across a height, swim along the waves and run faster with great speed. But he is still learning to crawl.

    Then, he gets up from crawling and begins to walk and become stronger. He then grows to become stronger and becomes greater than those who are far ahead of him in the things he is doing. He becomes the ruler in their midst and people; the old, the elderly ones, elder brothers and sisters, parents, families, relatives, friends, peer group etc.

    Your experience in life they appear difficult and full of challenges. You don’t seem to know where you are going and others seem to be seconds, minutes, and hours faster than you. Some of the people you grew up with are now far ahead of you and it seems you are nothing but zero – listen to this…. “where a building is designed to go very high, its foundation has to go really.. very deep” You are destined to rule so don’t give up on yourself keep moving. You will get there — And rule over them all.

    Abraham Eninla (C.E.O)
    Lead Vision Concepts

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