In the beginning there was a country
Nurtured in the hearts of a few big
Dreamers, birthed amidst much upheavals;
Even then, whilst she was still small, she was full of
Promise and her destiny was to be among the great nations on
Earth and to sit with the powerful and mighty.
Never did the founding fathers foresee the
Divisions, devastation and desolation that followed
Ere she was old enough to stand on her feet and the
Nation they dreamed of, risking everything for is
Collapsing under the weight of corruption,
Ethno-religious conflicts and terrorism.
Day by day, hope wears thin, stretched beyond the limits of endurance
And the land is filled with blood and the air reeks of despair
Yet, the dream lives on, kept alive in the hearts of a few…She shall be great
Happy Independence Day Nigeria…..the giant of Africa.
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