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A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by tjfulloption(m): 6:36am On Oct 04, 2013
Day break has come with breaking news
That the bird has fallen on the ground
Its wings swallowed in its throat
Its claws has punctured its intestines
Right now the ground hugs the remains.

The town crier has gone to town
To announce to the town with a cry
That the bad drummer has arrived our town
I can hear the pathetic sound of his flute
The one he blows whenever there is a hue
I can see the sky so dark
From the east west north plus south
The storm is rough, tough on our turf
The bird has come down on its nose
Can the mouth and eyes runaway
As this bad kisses the ground?

I hate the sound of this drum
Wish I can stop the beats
But how do I kill these sounds
When I can't see the hands that beat this drum?
Bad drummer why did you come today
As usual without sending word?
We were not ready to dance your dance but you made us to dance your dance
A dance devoid of joy
Each step is pain and grief.

Why are you so unfair with us?
Won't you at least spare a second
Without beating your drum to take away our joy?
Imagine your argument today;
You beat your drum and he danced and fell on his back
His brothers and sisters that watched
Rushed to return home with him
You beat the drums of departure
To make the journey home a disaster
When you sing everyone whose name you call dances
I still wonder what you have in your bad voice
That drags men like cows to drink from your bucket
Please tell me what is the secret of your secrets
That makes your wicked hands invisible
Like those of a thief invisible.

You are hated and never invited
You are a sadist and so never welcomed
Yet you are stubborn and defiant with your visits.

Today while the bird was up
High up on the sky
Your drum of hell came on air
Your voice of doom with its melody
Came again with the song of departure
Many of those the bird had carried
Hypnotized by the sweetness of your wicked voice
Danced to your tune and kissed you
The bird has fallen on this bad day
Fifteen of them that kissed you
Have walked away to join their ancestors
You are a bad lover and I hate you
Open your eyes and see what you have created
The whole town is covered with a rainbow
Of ugly and dull colors
Pain grief cry and lamentation
As the bird crashed again in Lagos
Agagu went without farewell
And now fifteen have followed him
They too did not tell us goodbye.

I wish my ears will hear not this music
But I hear nothing stops it from booming
Its melody penetrating
The effects full of infection
Everyone must dance to this music
On land, water, rock or up in the sky
Today, tomorrow or next year
The music and song we shall all hear
And the dance to return home we must all dance
The way these fifteen did when the bird crashed down
To crush and break the wings of survival
Their flight ended as the eye twinkles
Just like this bird is a
mystery
So are life and death beyond comprehension
Adieu Agagu and the fifteen!

Ishiaku Abdullahi Eazzy

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by xamiel: 7:08am On Oct 04, 2013
The language is so vivid and descriptive.
I got emotional as I read.

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by SLIDEwaxie(m): 7:14am On Oct 04, 2013
This OP get time i swear grin

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by antifat(m): 7:44am On Oct 04, 2013
Impressive dis won't make him fall again!

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by acmev2(m): 7:59am On Oct 04, 2013
Nice
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Nnamdig2(m): 10:22am On Oct 04, 2013
Summarise......
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by XVIER(m): 10:23am On Oct 04, 2013
MOD PLS GIVE US ANOTHER STORY WE ARE TIRED OF HEARING DEAD DEAD DEAD those THAT WILL DIE WILL DIE thank you.

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by 4reigningqueen: 10:26am On Oct 04, 2013
Those that like poems will enjoy it.
I hardly understand poems.
Why did i even post here?

***turns back and walks away whistling dadubule***

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Decapo: 10:29am On Oct 04, 2013
Nice one @op
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Nobody: 10:30am On Oct 04, 2013
I wonder if this poem was already made b4 the crash. Nice gesture tho.
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by engrtee(f): 10:30am On Oct 04, 2013
You are using the death to showcase your talent abi?
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by dridowu: 10:32am On Oct 04, 2013
@op, sori if i sound rude but d truth is i am not a poem lover, so i dont appreciate it. Anyway 1ce more RIP to the dead
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Nobody: 10:32am On Oct 04, 2013
So so sad...
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by topcube(m): 10:34am On Oct 04, 2013
NICE RIGHT UP, IF ONLY D FAMILY OF AGAGU*15 WILL READ THIS, IT WILL ATLEAST CONSOLE THEM. ADIEU AGAGU*15.
HAVE MERCY LORD
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by infoscope(m): 10:37am On Oct 04, 2013
It was put bro. May their souls rest in peace.
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by skyscraperTM(m): 10:42am On Oct 04, 2013
this plane crash is becominq so unbecominq, i think it`s been over-hype, only about 20 persons milkinq down this nation died and we`re all qoinq sober, what does the op have to say about the endless number of innocent people who has been killed due to recent violence in the country, few weeks ago about 70 students were murdered in cold blood in a hostel in maiduguiri, but i did not see any tribute dedicated to them¡ are those students not humans too?! don`t they have families, are they not suppose to be the leaders of tomorrow, or perhaps it is just inferiority complex.

in my opinion, the mods should stop brinqinq these plane crash topics to the frontpaqe unless it is another plane crash carryinq top qovt officials|

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Big4wig(m): 10:43am On Oct 04, 2013
Am tired of all dis plane crash news..lets crack small joke jor


Mother: "BIGWIG I'm sorry I slept with someone
that is not your father 23 years ago. And that
person is your real father."

BIGWIG: "Mum, what rubbish! How could you!
How am I to deal with this?! You should be
hanged!"

Mother: "I am sorry baby, he was my first love
and i could not marry him... Cause we are of
different religion. He is on the phone at the
moment and wants to speak with his son
for the first time ever."

BIGWIG: "No I am speaking to no one.
Mr bello is the only father I know and
that will never change!"

Mother: "Please don't be so upset. Just talk
to him."

BIGWIG: "Ok, I will give him a piece of my mind!"

Phone: "Morning Son, I am aliko dangote. I am
your real father."

BIGWIG: Whaaaat JESU "Dad! Dad!! Dad!!! Thank God!
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Thank God!!!!!!
I Love you so much Dad!!!!! I always knew there
was something special about me."..

#BIGWIG

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by damosky12(m): 10:49am On Oct 04, 2013
The Fallen Bird
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Nobody: 10:51am On Oct 04, 2013
Nnamdi_g: Summarise......
Lazy
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by goshen26: 10:53am On Oct 04, 2013
Hmmmmmm good bro, Nigerians, be ready to meet another chinua achebe
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by otijah(m): 10:54am On Oct 04, 2013
Agagu this Agagu that, Agagu since yesterday, Agagu tomoro and thruout this week. 40 people were killed last week its only babaric and condolences that we were hearing. Please mods for Godsake stop posting topics about this crash again, if u don't have anything to bring to Fp leave it blank

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by crackhaus: 10:55am On Oct 04, 2013
The only thing worse than you writing this poem is you writing this poem.

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by sambroose(m): 10:58am On Oct 04, 2013
Before he became a governor, Olusegun Kokumo Agagu was the Aviation Minister under Olusegun Obasanjo. Under his watch Aviation sector in Nigeria became a death trap and a nightmare for many travellers. Mr. Agagu he helped his pocket. A few years later, his dead body “re-died” alongside of his many other family members. This reminds me of Abdukarim Adisa as minister of Works. Although he was from Ilorin, Adisa refused to fix the Ibadan Ilorin road. Few years later he died in an accident on the same road. I hope all the other imbeciles ruling Nigeria know that life & death can also be a metaphor. Corruption has a way of fighting back, when you least expect it. Fix Nigeria. You will not only invariably fix your family in the process, but your future, and your future resting place........what a pathetic county, here someone is writing a poem for them born criminals you can as well write a poem for boko'Haram's dem

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by ichommy(m): 10:58am On Oct 04, 2013
Nice one OP
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by kwaraguy(m): 11:00am On Oct 04, 2013
Innalilallahi Waina Illehi Rojiuna
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by akinsadeez(m): 11:02am On Oct 04, 2013
I think it is a gud one but d tin long ooo. Could only read it halfway.... No time. I hope u will write a poem for d students Boko haram murdered last week, afterall, no life is more sacred dan any other.

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Genovese(m): 11:02am On Oct 04, 2013
Nice..soo engaging,didnt even notice there was no rhymes
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by victorv12(m): 11:06am On Oct 04, 2013
Who wrote this rubbish poem? Where is the poem for the 41 students being killed by Boko haram? Where is the poem for thousands of innocent people being killed by northern terrorists? Where is the poem for those that are kidnapped by Niger delta militants? Where's the poem for the Nigeria pensioners? Is there any poem for ASUU too? No! It's mind-boggling reading poems for crooks and legislooters in our country. It's so unfortunate that Agagu's stubborn soul took a lot of innocent people along after his demise. Agagu's betrayal to his people has no boundries. Agagu deserve no poem! The heaven rejected his corpse by allowing innocent people to die along with his corpse. Just imagine the owemba party the state is preparing for him at the expense of the tax payers and the pensioners... Agagu's betrayal to his people is an eye sour. He deserves no poem! Nigeria is a country where the innocent minds are easily forgotten, but the crooks are highly honored. If there are poems written for Awolowo, Zik, Tafabalewa and honest civil servants in Nigeria, please someone should post it. I ain't reading no Agagu's poem! The killings of the 41 innocent students is still fresh in my mind!

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Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by Faith93: 11:11am On Oct 04, 2013
Mawnin evrybdy..wats goin on in this thread?
Re: A Poem To AGAGU And The 16 - R.I.P by moscobabs(m): 11:16am On Oct 04, 2013
Allah alam

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