*******ECHOES OF DREAMS********
By Badiru Kehinde & Ademola Adedeji (NASELS;Osun State University,Ikire Campus)

Finally it’s here.What you’ve waited patiently and anticipated for.This is not one of those poem celebrating independence but a poem of reasoning and awareness of where the nation still remains for the past 5 decades…This is a poem of clamour for a better Nigeria,a reawakening of those dreams of our heroes past that have become mere echoes due to what you’ll see in the poem.Its a poem of renaissance.For your reading pleasure and sensitization…Enjoy!!!

By Badiru Kehinde and Ademola Adedeji

Our dreams still echoes, though of dreams ,seeings unreal,
In visions of old ,a tale largely untold,
We are forever hoping of forever,
You that may be, in a yonder shatter;
The belly is pregnant with beliefs and hopes,
yet but unseen by the midwives of old,
lies the glory we seek…
Woe to the good intentions and bad decision,
For our hopes and notions negate our reality(sation).

Here, a resounding sound of the drum beat,
This drum beat of dreams and feats to achieve,
…Mere echoes…of those heart desires,
Hindered by the ‘Big Bellies’ fliers.

The remnants of colonial rule…nationalists,
Whose struggles have been muted,
Our heroes past smiling in tears,
For their dreams that never became history.

Their dreams of unity,
shattered by the North-South bipolarity,
crippled by regional loyalty crisis,
in Ethnicism we never sought to have.

As I gaze on the cloud of poverty,
which gathering on the landform,
All drenched in the rain of illiteracy
and vices did pouring like virtues,
as And notions of education and knowledge fade off,
in the hopes of peace unborn in the womb of terrorism,
Death and destruction crossing the peoples path of individualism,,
Driving away the able agile actives neglecting from land cultivation,
As they set their admiration on Oil and petroleum dealings at the prime of mind’s admiration,
…Visions of food security as and yet masses feeding on to starve(ation).

This dream of food security,
With empty…Even the food basket…breeding in pauperscity,
As we wear the tag: Agriculture is prime over Oil becoming just a name,
Yet Crude oil…attracts all the fame.

I see a democracy sulk up by Corruption
eating deep roots of democracy,
Farmers cultivating lands for aristocracy,
Here I stand lonely on a tree and, pondering alone,
As I, watching as we sow the seed of underdevelopment,
Alas born by the child of selfishness and greed,
Largely nurtured depriving others access to the mother’s milk.

Ours, The dream of democracy,
Overwhelmed by the joy of ‘poketocracy’,
With Comrades singing hymns
of embezzlement, an ode to a Swiss account…
At independence,our bulbs are without filaments.

The dream of security…more of nightmares,
Our stories unfolding in fear,
Boko haram…a tale of several forests,
Our Bring back our peace…mere hashtag test.!

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Thanks for reading…Badiru Kehinde
#stillNIGERIAwillRISE Yes We Can
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  1. marvin slow vibes · January 14, 2015

    Yes Nigeria will 4eva RISE

  2. ogundiran femi · November 6, 2014

    This is a revolution in motion!
    i hail the league

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · November 12, 2014

      Thank You Femi

  3. Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 6, 2014

    Thanks for reading Comfort…

  4. LOVETH KINGSLEY · October 2, 2014

    This is amazing and true. dont stop.

  5. Amupitan Caleb Ck(ck's concept int'l) · October 1, 2014

    I Love this piece..Bigger you Guys I pray
    Awd Be needing it o pls!

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Calebzy…Here’s is our cover designer @Amupitan Caleb oluwatoba He made the designs…I owe him one…..Thank you Caleb…Wnt hesitate to send you a copy of the work as soon as possible…You are a big part of the success of this work…God bleSs You

  6. Amosu olabode · October 1, 2014

    Grt work my man Sir Kenny. Would love if we can work together sir ur boy is loyal.

  7. Folasayo Comfort · October 1, 2014

    Nice one

  8. tohquality · October 1, 2014

    Its worth reading

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 6, 2014

      Thanks for taking time to read

  9. Olalekanbello · October 1, 2014

    Nice work… Ah need it… Belloyusuf94@gmail.com

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Bello it’s our pleasure…Thanks for reading… Wouldn’t hesitate to send it as soon as possible…Gracias

  10. toluwalope · October 1, 2014

    this is so lovely…Thumbs up 2 u guyz

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Thank You Tolu

      • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

        Your copy would be sent shortly

  11. lawore tolu · October 1, 2014

    A well taught of poem…..

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Thanks Tolu…Would send you your copy soon…Thanks for cheking up and sharing…

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Thanks Tolu Lawore…Thanks for reading and sharing…its my pleasure

  12. bukola · October 1, 2014

    Bouquilaw@yahoo.com. I want a copy this is beautiful.

  13. femiblaze · October 1, 2014

    Inspiring.. detailed.. kudos to the poets

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 6, 2014

      Thanks Mr Semu Adegbenle….

  14. odebode deborah abosede · October 1, 2014

    NYC poem guyz kip it real.

    • Iam_BadiruKehinde · October 1, 2014

      Thanks Deborah…. Thanks for reading and sharing

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