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The Dawning of New Expectations
What man failed to accomplish in Nigeria
Nigerians are fond of saying:
Against hope and promise to recommit our souls.
To invest hope into a blighted landscape.
Has promised freedom, bread, and prosperity
Living witnesses we all are:
"So why will this time be different?"
For one, God has expelled the evil spirits
He has brought back courage where
While heroes of freedom perished
Now, freedom wears the countenances
The poisoned vacuum left by Abacha's death
Smells like air inside a cold room filled with fish
A new order for living carcasses of once envied
Misery took consort everywhere with ephemeral zest.
Now that weve known the color of pain and
Our fears will no longer ascend us;
So long as memory serves us right