For The Love Of Our Country

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The time has come to ponder and reason

Not only on the takings and killings

But also on the class that governs the season

Insensitive to its subject’s sufferings

Pouring promises, doing nothing

“Cluelessness and inaction” its supposed apt theme

Song from tale of yore crawls to fore:

As long as I’m completely full

I care less if everybody dies of hunger . . .

. . . as long as I’m completely full

Doesn’t matter who blows to smithereens

It matters not if “they” all get kidnapped

Even if it happens over and over

So long safety is guaranteed for them and theirs

Eni tó bá máa kú kó kú

Or how do you explain the prolong delays;

A brutal weapon in the arsenal of an insincere

Enough time to device manoeuvres

At the expense of the tears of bereaved families

And the unrest of longing folks and parents

Committee set-up in the place of quick bold steps

Security blueprint of a gloomy hue

While many die en masse

And the rest at the fear of imminent danger

Who knows who’s next?

A waiting committee we will not become

Imprisonment in our own abode we won’t condone

Now’s not the time for politicking

Seek help and ditch the lagging


#ChibokGirls are our sisters



At the end it won’t be about the blueprints, promises, committees, blame shifts . . . but the successes of the actions in the face of challenges.

Eni tó bá j’oyè àwòdì, ó ye kó le gb’ádìye.

Adewoyin Joseph || @Jossef69
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7 thoughts on “For The Love Of Our Country

    Yemie said:
    May 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    This piece right here’s both heartrending and heartwrenching! I’ve never heard of any country on the globe employing ‘dialogue’ to deal with a group of twisted, misguided lots with no clear, logical reasons for perpertrating such damage and violence of monumental proportions on harmless citizens. Its just plain ridiculous! Goes to show just how helpless and clueless the government of the day is in tackling and arresting this ugly trend that looks like its come to stay. Kamari! Just yesterday, I heard how vigilante groups in a community in Borno, got wind of an intelligence report that those beasts were getting ready to strike AGAIN as always. This time though, power seemed to have changed hands as they rallied around themselves, armed to the teeth; with machetes, charms and what have you and ambushed the daredevils on their way to the villages. They successfully despatched about 200 of ’em to Hell, where they belong. These guys had just ’bout had it and it was time for ’em to act since the government had proved times without number that they’re sitting ducks!

    It gladdened my heart to hear over the news that our Presido’s has confirmed there will be no dialogues with the sect no more. Imagine their vile leader asking for the release of his brethren in government detention? I don’t know where that goat gets off, demanding for ransome and a ridiculous one for that matter. Oloriburuku somebody! Everyday’s for the theif, one day’s for the owner! His time’s almost up yet, ki o mura sii, alaimokan buruku! I’m optimistic that soon, those babies will be rescued and Boko rubbish will be a thing of the past, by God’s special grace; IJN, Amen. Thanks for this piece amigo, its a timely masterpiece and I dey feel those local proverbs die! Deep! Lolz


      Adewoyin Joseph responded:
      May 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm


      It takes “buruku” strategies and measures to combat “oloriburuku” someborries; they don’t mind infecting everybody with their BS. Much kudos to the vigilante groups.

      Hopefully our President will locate the much needed clues. Hopefully the hero communities will reload and restrategize to combat possible boomerang.

      Local proverbs are so rich sometimes, eyin naa la fi jo. 🙂


        Yemie said:
        May 15, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        Ok. So that part of a possible reprisal attack’s making me shudder in fear, gives me the chillz. But, Olorun o ni fun won se l’oruko Jesu, Amin. Then, excuse you @ eyin naa l’afi jo?! Care to share?! Lolz


        Adewoyin Joseph responded:
        May 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm

        Amen. . . and fire! *MFM style*

        I mean er. . . erm. . . a pikin can only know proverbs if s/he has elders to learn from. You being a elder in this case.


        Yemie said:
        May 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        LMAO! Temi bami! No wonder! Sage-brained as in ‘The Great Baba Awolowo’ abi? He, I remember was so referred. You’ve gotta be kidding me! O serious ooo, I swear! Lolz


        Adewoyin Joseph responded:
        May 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        Yeah. And coincidentally, you mentioned someone’s role model 🙂


        Yemie said:
        May 15, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Awww! ‘Schweet’! *teary-eyed* lolz


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