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Nigeria at 50 (A Golden Age)

Nigeria at 50 (A Golden Age)

Like an Ocean wave, it waves

Calling all yea who swayed

To the river-banks and overstayed

Away from the then Slave-Coast

Before now and during the days

Days when lanugo wrapped a newborn

Named not by an inbreed culture

But: River Niger flowing nonstop to the future.

A moment of silence…

To all yea who passed on for or by her sword…

Rejoice and bless us to good gospels

Nothing good and best changed in liberty-bell

The Eagle still strong as the Horses never fall

Lokoja still a confluence, along the dell

The boutique of flowers still ours in golden ages

O yes, the flag is ever Green and White.

To all yea who see these days,

Days when history’s made easily from misery

Hark back to years ago, by ego civilians and soldiers

Breathe last breath for the liberty-bell.

50 years tougher, stronger and of better wage

Arise o compatriot…

An atom now weighs more a whale

All on a golden age.


By Onyeche V.E. Onyeka

© 2010 https://vinzpoetry.wordpress.com


All great Nigeria presidents and Heroes, Colonization, Golden age, Independence Day, Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Late President Yar’Adua, Liberty bell, Nigeria coat of arm, Nigeria’s golden jubilee, Nigerians overseas and dwellers, October first (1st October), President Goodluck Jonathan, and Slave coast.


  1. dizonu says:

    Nigeria and its recent challenges wat a jubillee?


  2. I like this blog very much.



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