[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you areJim Henson



That day
Nigeria chose to celebrate the children

Scenes in the head I choose to avoid
If put into a picture
A see an awkward scenario

Tears and smiles still
On the face of the little ones
In a country with a huge divide

All pleads from a little corner
A little corner where bitterness stayed

Pleads for reach to the have-nots.
pleads to Leaders and congregations
Pleads to Families and friends
Pleads to fakes and real-ones
And to politicians and masses too

For the futures sake
Don’t preach that gospel
Gospel of Lust and power
Twould steal that innocency
Making Future uncertain for the little ones

But they have chosen to smile though
Smiles in a country
A country in search of love and trust

Kill the speeches of fight and hate
Use unity as the foundation to their trust-funds
Interpret less of Enmity
Enmity they want to avoid.

Point a direction to them
One they never knew before
A direction to love and more trust

Strength to becoming a nation
No more a country
A country that has lost taste and spice.





© 2015 CelonaCharles.



  1. Thank you for liking ‘Crying on the Way to Happiness’ and for your touching comments.

    Nigeria, I’ve been there a few times and I’m being called to go there again this year, but don’t know if I’ll make this year.

    Nigeria is such a beautiful country but the features highlighted in your poem blight the country. It is a shame and unless the corruption is pretty much eradicated, the many resources of this country will be wasted.

    I love the fact that Nigerians are generally excellent business-minded people who are prepared to work hard, even under the crippling circumstances. Their strong faith keeps them going. Intervention of supreme proportions is needed in Nigeria and I pray one day there will be turnaround which steers this country into economic, democratic, political, social and cultural light.

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      • You already a couple of items which it would be good to co-write on. You done what many men have not done, taken a step and voiced your opinions out there into the world. I have to look at your site more to get a feel for more of your work. Here’s to writing! 🙂

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      • Thanks for finding my blog readable and provoking at the same time..
        All we do at Celona’s blog is lay it bare as it should be..
        Thanks for the visit and contribution dear.



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