Twenty years down the road
A government of the people
For the people
By the Big people.

Twenty years down the road
The green, the white and the green
Is just a cloak
The white an absolute facade.

Twenty years down the road
Is the God of creation
Still directing our Noble Cause?
Or old men charting the course?

Twenty years down the road
Brawlers make laws
And go home with fat cheques
All for napping.

Twenty years down the road
The Giant is only a name
Naija don dey carry last
Na only population we carry first.

Twenty years down the road
We applaud fraudsters
But murder a young hungry boy
For taking a cup of garri.

Twenty years down the road
We are just religious bigots
Bereft of proper reason
Now religion is the divide.

Twenty years down the road
We are a complacent lot
We shout and wail for change
But we forget too soon.

Twenty years down the road
We still see embers in the hearth
A breeze shall come and fan them
And in the end we shall have a fire
That will keep us warm.

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Lupér is a law graduate. He writes poetry and short stories. He enjoys reading.

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