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Song of the Nigerian youths

Protest marches
Sudden clashes
Memories of loved ones
All burnt to ashes

News of death all year round
Seems like we're all covered
In an unending dark cloud

Universities on strike
Prices of food on hike
Here we are struggling to survive
Politicians are out there rolling in their hive

Election is at hand
They're all renewing their brand
Not minding the pain and suffering
Brought to us while ruling

Bringing together innovative minds
Youths formulate ideas of their kinds
On solving the problems
Which all seem right
But the question is
"Are they up for the fight?"

Youths march on
Withstanding the obstacles
Pleading with the high and mighty
To give heed
And answer their plea.

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The Nigeria problem will remain insoluble if the electoral system remain manipulated. Even though endless prayers are being made is not going to move mountain because we keep retaining the same old politician to power.

"Poetic license
the poets
the free will to
embroider a good tale
and deviate from the established rules of language"~Jackweb

you have legitimate concerns, and see things as they should be. being older doesn't make one wiser when they see through greedy power hungry eyes. they don't see how simple things could (should) be. but as long as there is life, there is hope. I wish you all the best in your fight to be heard!

*hugs, Cat

When someone reads your work
And responds, please be courteous
And reply in kind, thanks.

Hi Mr Cosmos!
That's the simple truth of it all.

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a Nigerian. I am from republic of Biafra!

"Poetic license
the poets
the free will to
embroider a good tale
and deviate from the established rules of language"~Jackweb

Hi Lady Cat!
That's so true! There's always life and hope.
Thanks a lot!

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at the progress you are making in writing poetry. I realize that your country is having great difficulty and am hopeful that you and the young people that are coming up, will eventually gain control and become a truly great nation. If your youth are all as hard-working and determined to succeed as you are, I have no doubts. ~ Nice work, ~ Geezer.

It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

Dear Mr Geezer,
Thanks a lot! You've all taught me well and I'll keep improving.
I hope things will get better for my country and normalcy will be restored.

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