Reading the hills…
Their communion in nature thrills
Never lost to hill fries
Whose underbellies were rated homes
To the finest waterbeds…in them,
I fed In far flanged communities
Drank from their streams. Young maidens
Over their chests, strapped wrappers
On their faces, lines of pain written
On their backs, warts and all play.
Tell you of him fanning his crown daily?
Swims in the rush of title-bearing accolades?
Custodian of tradition of blind readers
Local politics and economics
Defilers of tradition and cultures
Why breed another cohort?
Synopsis: This a political piece that compares the past with the present and wish Nigeria had a different breed of leaders.
Author: Eriata Oribhabor
Profile: He is a civil servant, a poet and one of Nigeria’s prominent promoters of poetry. He is also the chief advocate of pidgin poetry popularly known as Naija languej.