They said if I have a country
And pledge allegiance to the flag
I will benefit from economic growth
and superior Purchasing Power Parity.
They said if I belong to a people
who share a common theme,
a sense of culture and nationalism
I’ll feel a strong fraternity.
But I have a country
with no place to call home,
a people I identify with
but to them I’m just a number.
That is why blood spilled
means nothing to the spiller
and my burnt home
is just another minor glitch.
Lord’s Note: Written in dedication to the internally displaced people in Nigeria brought about by religious and tribal unrest. Peace and light!
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