WHAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE YOU CAME? #ReWriteNaija

richmond-bassey-what-would-be-differentThe Nigeria of our future,

is a nation that we want to see

such a nation is one that we dream for

when we really and truly are free.

 

I want to see a nation of dreamers;

the kind of dreams that change the world

Not of talkers or wishers, but doers

Those who would dream and achieve for us all

 

I want a nation of good education

not of one that just passes exams

Those who know that the real education

is in learning to use our minds

 

We want a nation, where our libraries

are a treasure like silver or gold

when Nigerians would make new discoveries

and not sit back and wait to be told

 

The Nigeria of our future

is a nation that we want to see

such a nation is one that we dream for

when we really and truly are free

 

We want to see a nation of champions

That are bold and happy again

The kind of champions that fights for others

and not for their pockets or personal gain

 

Let’s talk a little about our leaders

it’s a topic that we cannot ignore

those we truly can call our leaders

that would bring us a change for sure

 

We are not saying that we want our cities

to be paved with precious stones

but that every Nigerian citizen

would enjoy her wealth untold

 

Let’s talk a little about our children

what a kind future and hope do they have

let’s make it good for the next generation

and give them something to value and love

 

I see a nation of new innovation

in agriculture and business and trade

Then the world would look in celebration

and cannot deny the progress we’ve made

 

The Nigeria of our future

is a nation that we want to see

such a nation is one that we dream for

when we really and truly are free

 

O what about you?

what would you be remembered for?

when all of this is done and dusted

have you obeyed the clarion call?

 

See, its a call to stand for our nation

for our hopes and dreams and our cares

lets build the Nigeria that we are proud of

overcoming our problems and fears!

 

Now you may think that this my little poem

is so cliché and stupid and lame

but what I am trying to say is

what would be different because you came?

richmond-basseyMy Name is Richmond Bassey from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. I am a graduate of Management and Innovation from Queen Mary University London. I am currently a serving youth corper in Lagos Nigeria. This poem is inspired by my daily walk as a serving corps member which stirs in my heart a passion for a greater future for our beloved country Nigeria. I hope it inspires you as much as it did me when I was writing it.

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Tee_Mee says:

    Every line&verse is a hit! Quite inspiring Sir

    Liked by 1 person

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