Let’s deliberate and liberate chauvinist, uncivilize; let’s obliterate the overates, the so acclaimed literate still in ignorance never filter derogance from his utterances, you can’t differentiate him from animal.
He is not better than illiterate, behave with arrogance, hive in nest of birds, he has never flown away.
Dreaming, he has known all, while he is under the foot.
He thought you are food to be served, he is not more than banana in monkey’s hand.
Moderate yourself, don’t be complicated, Education cautions.
We are not monsters We are not beasts We are not aliens from an abyss We are like the stars in the sky We glitter at our given hour We do not make the rules but the rules but they are ours to change We are not monsters We just seek delight And fading are our lights When the candle of life is quenched
In the journey of life we are travelers Drinking from the fountain of hope Satisfying our hunger with the fruits from the trees of success
We are not monsters Yes, We hold swords and charge in a battle Killing ourselves But does that makes us monsters
We are just humans But we lack humanity And so the calamity is driving us to insanity
We are not monsters We are like the leaves on trees Whether in the winters Or summers. We will one day fall
We are not monsters We are not a beast
Just a bunch of travelers in a world where nothing is for free.
BY: SHAFA’ATU MOHAMMAD BALARABE
Shafa’atu Muhammad Balarabe is a teen telentend writer and a poetres, born in Nasarawa and raised in Kaduna.
Dared to dream Within a realm of hope Where aurora will emerge As victory against the dark cloud That has taken hold Of the nation’s right to light
Dared to dream Of a nation with people Like an asterism of stars From North, East, West, and South To create a pattern in unity To take the path of peace To all and for all
Dared to dream Of a nation with an honoured pledge Where her anthem is upheld With meaning actualised For the truth it represents For the nation it envisage
Dared to dream Of a nation secured for all Where bloodshed goes extinct With sentiments barnished Greed and selfishness abolished Corruption crippled Oppression seized In the spirit of brotherhood In honour of good will and progress For all to thrive
Dared to dream Of a nation with no heed to crisis With no need for hatred With no chants for division No chants for destruction With hands on deck by all Irrespective of region and religion To uphold her splendour To enjoy her bounty and resources Together as one To fight all that seeks to wreck her peace Her people, her pride
Dared to dream Of a nation with leaders who dare to care Deserving of their mantle In truth, honesty, and dedication Upholding their pledge For the good of the people For the growth of the nation As the giant that it is The African giant
Dared to dream For the sacrifice of peace made by heroes of the past Who dared to loose sight of the shore To cross the ocean must be treasured For this dream shall come alive Together we should Together we can So help us God