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Tears For a Great Nation

written and Published by Adebusoye Adeleke 2nd August 2019, GMT 12.05

 

who will save her

tears for a great nation

the green son of Africa

you look so great from afar

yet lurking in the streets is danger

the high places yell with corruption

I cry because she need a savior

who will save her

I look through the schools

the youth are tomorrow’s leaders they say

yet I wonder if cultists will win

they have left the country

to green pastures they say

they dont come back home

to give their part

as if to say our fathers failed

we wont try but will make it in foreign lands

I ask myself, could it be the youths

I cry because she need a savior

who will save her

great people of the past tried

others are trying

yet others will try

some were killed, others not heard and may not be heard

yet they were only “one man” in their time

this is everybody’s fight

yes, think it over

you’re not only “one man”

everybody’s “one man” together makes the nation

I cry because she need a savior

who will save her

is it the military?, they tried and failed

is it democracy?, they still try

Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo

Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa

Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

brothers at war for no cause

I cry because she need a savior

the savior is on the way

but the struggle for survival still continues…

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