Friday, 02 October 2015 07:23

On Nigeria's 55th Independence Anniversary

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Nigeria, our Fatherland, we wholeheartedly salute You

 

We honor You with admiration that cannot be relinquished

 

Your honor shall endure forever beyond your 55th Anniversary

 

May You have many returns, though the future is mournfully uncertain

 

We swear there is no sweeter name than the name Nigeria

 

We acknowledge we have the growing pains typical of democracy

 

We cannot fail to concede that the fault is not Yours but ours

 

That we fail to realize that our behavior is as unruly as it is ugly

 

That our thinking is immodest, inaccurate, and thoroughly impure

 

That our appetite for material things is inappropriate and unreasonable

 

We seem to have forgotten the fiery nationalism of our forebears

 

How soon we forget the patriotism, chauvinism, and jingoism

 

Of leaders who brought us to Independence from colonialism

 

Let us not be cowards afraid to take a stand for the uplifting truth

 

What’s life if we are terrorized to sacrifice in defense of our native soil?

 

Though our pride is hurt by the incessant, repeated rapes of our motherland

 

May we have the Noblesse Oblige, the concept that our undying dignity

 

Should extend beyond mere entitlements and lining of selfish pockets

 

To require all Nigerians of every tribe to share the solemn ideals

 

To fulfill our social responsibility of looking after the health of Fatherland

 

So that the name Nigeria should stand for a principle above reproach

 

May we pledge, promise, and grantee Nigerian and our God to rise

 

Above Narcissism, suggesting extreme absorption in self-love

 

Beyond being Inharmonious, referring to disagreements that divide

 

Above being Garrulous, given to rambling talkativeness that is pointless

 

Beyond being Eccentric or unconventional in our religious beliefs

 

Above being Recalcitrant, meaning stubbornly defiant of our laws

 

Beyond being Irascible, loving to fight and shed innocent blood

 

Above being Abrogative, tending to annul, abolish, or nullify legal rights

 

We salute You wholeheartedly at this 55th Independence Anniversary

 

 

 

Submitted by Dr.  James C. Agazie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Nigeria, our Fatherland, we wholeheartedly salute You

We honor You with admiration that cannot be relinquished

Your honor shall endure forever beyond your 55th Anniversary

May You have many returns, though the future is mournfully uncertain

We swear there is no sweeter name than the name Nigeria

We acknowledge we have the growing pains typical of democracy

We cannot fail to concede that the fault is not Yours but ours

That we fail to realize that our behavior is as unruly as it is ugly

That our thinking is immodest, inaccurate, and thoroughly impure

That our appetite for material things is inappropriate and unreasonable

We seem to have forgotten the fiery nationalism of our forebears

How soon we forget the patriotism, chauvinism, and jingoism

Of leaders who brought us to Independence from colonialism

Let us not be cowards afraid to take a stand for the uplifting truth

What’s life if we are terrorized to sacrifice in defense of our native soil?

Though our pride is hurt by the incessant, repeated rapes of our motherland

May we have the Noblesse Oblige, the concept that our undying dignity

Should extend beyond mere entitlements and lining of selfish pockets

To require all Nigerians of every tribe to share the solemn ideals

To fulfill our social responsibility of looking after the health of Fatherland

So that the name Nigeria should stand for a principle above reproach

May we pledge, promise, and grantee Nigerian and our God to rise

Above Narcissism, suggesting extreme absorption in self-love

Beyond being Inharmonious, referring to disagreements that divide

Above being Garrulous, given to rambling talkativeness that is pointless

Beyond being Eccentric or unconventional in our religious beliefs

Above being Recalcitrant, meaning stubbornly defiant of our laws

Beyond being Irascible, loving to fight and shed innocent blood

Above being Abrogative, tending to annul, abolish, or nullify legal rights

We salute You wholeheartedly at this 55th Independence Anniversary

 

Submitted by Dr.  James C. Agazie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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A retired college Professor  with educational backgrounds in law (JD) education (Ed.D, MA) counseling,( MS) and and mathematics.  Write on topics dealing with Nigerian families, marriages, education, and employment.