Loving Nigeria will make you mad.
Or dead from a broken heart.
buffets you from every side
it takes your coat and your cloak
and still demands a second pound of flesh after the first.
I have tried to love her,
trust me I have,
a hero chivalrous,
Faithful loyal and honest with all my strength I tried.
So help me God.
I have been an electrician,
electricity and water generator,
serial petty trader(read entrepreneur) and quack economist.
Full time “graduate applicant”
And what do you get in return?
Oga and his people
with such condescension
Tell us our duty is not done.
They give us statistics
And inane analysis
With a side of Ivy league degree
Served on a posh accent.
I am convinced I am stupid
Of course I must be
Because, Garri’s price has tripled.
And I cannot explain.
I have stood daily, helpless,
Stripped of humanity
layer after layer, after layer.
I would pray, if I knew what else to
It seems all has been prayed.
We have gone to the ‘drawing board
too many times to count.
Nepa. won’t give any light after this tunnel.
I would hope still
That is what mad people do
Hope without a reason.
And I tell you to
It may be long before better.
madness will get us thru.
And heal our hearts when it breaks
Zikora is a Radio producer/presenter, and writer. Lover of books and bread. In his spare time, he writes about himself in the third person. Follow him on twitter@z1kora
The love for one’s nation is the most unfettered of things; even after the many heartbreaks and disappointments, I cannot afford to lose hope. Just not yet
God bless you Yinka. I really admire your courage.
Bro ..I must say ..this is a great read..let’s only try to relive the hope and further more be the hope we wish to see
Thank you success for stopping by. I agree with you.
Nice one dear! It’s really an expression of so many hearts…
Thanks James. For stopping by.
Brillant… Hope without reason is madness but as always, We are good at finding reasons to hope for better days
Thank you joy. We hope still.
Good one sir…
But I say, we are sure of this hope. We have a reason to hope.
Tomorrow is bright. I can see the light.
That’s brilliant sir! I love this piece. Sure we’ll keep hoping for a better tomorrow… Happy Independence too.
Hope is one of the things that keeps us going, but while hoping we should individually take active steps to cure the Nation of this madness
Pick up the pieces of the broken heart…..fix them and let the light beam shine through then you’ll appreciate the beauty
Awesome piece I’ll stay mad anyways
If madness is the cure, then I fear for the sickness. Nice piece Zikora, you keep striking our hearts