Crawling Giant

By Oluwapelumi Okeowo

We celebrate independence
When we’re clearly dependent
In a land blessed with milk and honey
But ruled by leaders so cunny

Arise! Oh compatriots
The Patriots’ never stop calling
Why hath thou crawling?
Oh Africa’s giant

What then is our gain
If the labor of our heroes past be in vain?
Peace, justice, and unity has no stay
And people are going astray

As a nation, we need to trace
Our problems with all concentration
Giving all it takes, shunning distraction
And with determination to set the pace

Let us come together as a nation
And solve our problems with determination
Take time to reprioritize our agendas
Regardless of the tribe or gender

 

Oluwapelumi Okeowo is a creative designer at PelzGraphics, a company that specializes in designing professional logos, flyers, and branding. He is also a writer of poems with lots of beautiful pieces off his sleeves. You can read more and connect with him via Instagram @Pelzgraphics @Pelzbanks GMail: Josepholuwapelumi22@gmail.com.

 

41 Comments

  1. Anjorin Olaoluwa

    Uhmm.. truth of the matter.. if we all can search deep within ourselves and call a spade a spade then we already have a leverage point. Don’t let us use the errors of previous governments as an excuse for further deterioration on this present generation..

  2. Kemi

    That is my baby…. I really wish our leaders can see this write up from an intellectual point of view!!!! You hav expenses down the minds of many dear. More grace. Mama loves you

    • Thank you so much mama💙
      Oh yeah, I believe this piece is an expression of people’s mind about the country. I truly hope the leaders wake up and start doing things right
      From Oluwapelumi Okeowo

    • Thank you so much, mama💙
      Oh yeah, I believe this piece is an expression of people’s minds about the country. I truly hope the leaders wake up and start doing things right.
      From Oluwapelumi Okeowo

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