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Nigeria: The Country of My Dreams

Updated on January 25, 2019

I have a Nigeria that I dream about

It's one that totally eclipses what I see throughout

As I share my dream with you, beloved

Take a while to ponder - even if it's blurred!


I dream of a Nigeria

Where people will have no hysteria

Where light will work - there'll be constant power

From hour to succeeding hour


I dream of a  Nigeria

Where politics will give the right answer

Where religion, creed, tribe or silly dogma

Will no longer, its people, scatter


I yearn for a Nigeria

Where kids will not die before their appointed hour

Where there'll be solutions to all palaver

Infant/maternal mortality and even malaria!


I long for a Nigeria

Where our tourism would not just be TINAPA

Where investors will walk freely without fear of the kidnapper

Where honest hard work will follow heart-felt prayer!


I am dying to see a Nigeria

Where widows and pensioners will "die" with laughter

Because they sit in peace and quiet after

They serve their Country till they retire!



My heart bleeds to see a Nigeria

That holds her living patriots dear

And comforts the families of those who died serving her

In ways encouraging to those following after.


I am begging to see a Nigeria

Where embarrassments at airports will not trail her

Where her diplomats will not have a case to answer

After they have "served" and built up their Career


Could you tell me if there exists such a Nigeria

Where hope bubbles in hearts of those who love her?

Where those "outside" will give strength to redeem her?

Where the generation coming behind will learn to treasure her?


I believe in Nigeria

It's my God-given Country -  My Area

I'll do my best to contribute my quota

To make her truly great - this my dream Nigeria!

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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      We share the same dream,love the way you plot this poem.

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      8 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Yes, Debbie. Please, share. Thank you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      8 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is an awesome write.. I love this poem... I will share on facebook

      Debbie

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      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      8 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, Oyebola. May God give us the desire of our hearts as regards the greatness of our Nation.

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      Oyebola Folajimi Kehinde 

      9 years ago

      Nice one. We're almost there...

    • minakay profile imageAUTHOR

      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      9 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, Michael. Our Country is great - the only problem we have are some of our leaders who do not have a conscience anymore. My heart bleeds everyday.

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      Michael olutude 

      9 years ago

      Keep it up we need people like u in our nation

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