A poem I wrote many years ago — when i was still a beardless teenager way back in Nigeria.. Enjoy…
Waiting for forever.
We had our hopes, we had our dreams,
We somehow believed,in words and swords,
We somehow believed, that one more coup,
That some more troops,
Would consign to the past, the pains we felt forever.
Somehow we believed, in sugar coated tongues,
In “fellow country men”,In “khaki covered men”
To wipe away the past, like a bad night’s dream forever..
Somehow we’ve waited, somehow we’ve panted,
Some how hoping long, even against hope,
Somehow expecting the recurring “Joshuas”
To bring on us Utopia, Like fresh breezes from the sea.
The more we wait, the more the pain it seems,
The more distant the land of promise seems,
Of course we all but knew, somehow we’ve realized,
We’ve waited, Yes, We’ve waited,
Waited for forever.