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The poem of renassance for the motherland "ECHOES OF DREAMS" by Badirukehinde(m): 1:31am On Oct 01, 2014
*******ECHOES OF DREAMS********
By Badiru Kehinde & Ademola Adedeji (NASELS;Osun State University,Ikire Campus)

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Finally it's here.What you've waited patiently and anticipated for.This is not one of those poem celebrating independence but a poem of reasoning and awareness of where the nation still remains for the past 5 decades...This is a poem of clamour for a better Nigeria,a reawakening of those dreams of our heroes past that have become mere echoes due to what you'll see in the poem.Its a poem of renaissance.For your reading pleasure and sensitization...Enjoy!!!








POEM:*****ECHOES OF DREAMS*****
By Badiru Kehinde and Ademola Adedeji


Our dreams still echoes, though of dreams ,seeings unreal,
In visions of old ,a tale largely untold,
We are forever hoping of forever,
You that may be, in a yonder shatter;
The belly is pregnant with beliefs and hopes,
yet but unseen by the midwives of old,
lies the glory we seek...
Woe to the good intentions and bad decision,
For our hopes and notions negate our reality(sation).

Here, a resounding sound of the drum beat,
This drum beat of dreams and feats to achieve,
...Mere echoes...of those heart desires,
Hindered by the 'Big Bellies' fliers.

The remnants of colonial rule...nationalists,
Whose struggles have been muted,
Our heroes past smiling in tears,
For their dreams that never became history.

Their dreams of unity,
shattered by the North-South bipolarity,
crippled by regional loyalty crisis,
in Ethnicism we never sought to have.

As I gaze on the cloud of poverty,
which gathering on the landform,
All drenched in the rain of illiteracy
and vices did pouring like virtues,
as And notions of education and knowledge fade off,
in the hopes of peace unborn in the womb of terrorism,
Death and destruction crossing the peoples path of individualism,,
Driving away the able agile actives neglecting from land cultivation,
As they set their admiration on Oil and petroleum dealings at the prime of mind's admiration,
...Visions of food security as and yet masses feeding on to starve(ation).

This dream of food security,
With empty...Even the food basket...breeding in pauperscity,
As we wear the tag: Agriculture is prime over Oil becoming just a name,
Yet Crude oil...attracts all the fame.

I see a democracy sulk up by Corruption
eating deep roots of democracy,
Farmers cultivating lands for aristocracy,
Here I stand lonely on a tree and, pondering alone,
As I, watching as we sow the seed of underdevelopment,
Alas born by the child of selfishness and greed,
Largely nurtured depriving others access to the mother's milk.

Ours, The dream of democracy,
Overwhelmed by the joy of 'poketocracy',
With Comrades singing hymns
of embezzlement, an ode to a Swiss account...
At independence,our bulbs are without filaments.

The dream of security...more of nightmares,
Our stories unfolding in fear,
Boko haram...a tale of several forests,
Our Bring back our peace...mere hashtag test.!



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Re: The poem of renassance for the motherland "ECHOES OF DREAMS" by Ray360: 9:18am On Oct 01, 2014
Well, nice rhymes. But, why didn't you channel your pen into writing something positive? Something to lift the mind amidst the plethora of challenges ravaging the country. The caption alone: "WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE..." alone is "unhealthy" and too 'mean'. No one would want to welcome something negative in a time of celebration like this. I am open to the truth inherent in your piece, but you could have mixed it up somehow by highlighting the negatives and offering hope and optimism at the tail end of the poem. Check my profile, i dedicated a poem to Nigeria. In my poem, i "sweetened" the ills mitigating against national developement by offering hope and optimism between lines-in-twos that rhyme at the coupling end.

You must buy a bottle of wine for any mode who moves it to the front page.

Good work though!

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Re: The poem of renassance for the motherland "ECHOES OF DREAMS" by Badirukehinde(m): 12:29pm On Oct 01, 2014
Ray360: Well, nice rhymes. But, why didn't you channel your pen into writing something positive? Something to lift the mind amidst the plethora of challenges ravaging the country. The caption alone: "WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE..." alone is "unhealthy" and too 'mean'. No one would want to welcome something negative in a time of celebration like this. I am open to the truth inherent in your piece, but you could have mixed it up somehow by highlighting the negatives and offering hope and optimism at the tail end of the poem. Check my profile, i dedicated a poem to Nigeria. In my poem, i "sweetened" the ills mitigating against national developement by offering hope and optimism between lines-in-twos that rhyme at the coupling end.

You must buy a bottle of wine for any mode who moves it to the front page.

Good work though!
. Thanks co-penner....I'v modified it a little...you know I'm not that harsh though...its just the love for the motherland...I celebrate Nigeria at every independence... See proof www.badirukehindewrites. you'll see my last year's poem for independence....we all want a change and that's what we sought for...we'll get there...the parlance of first world is just a tip of the iceberg....Nigeria shall rise...long live Nigeria @54 #StillNIGERIAwillrise Thanks once agin bro...

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