The Niger Delta Read Count : 13
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Title: The Niger DeltaOil spillage everywhereNeocolonialism at it's peakEmbarked on by the imperialistOn deplorable people of the coastIt hurts as the tears fallSeeing the people of a particular regionStarved & marginalizedBy it's own leaders and governmentThe story of the suffering in the Niger DeltaThat is covered and left untoldBy the act of government mechinaryGeered towards protecting it's image to the worldThe Niger DeltaA land boardering a peaceful and unique group of peopleVery intelligent and hardworkingAnd less reliant on the government or outside worldThe Niger DeltaA land exploited and laid wasteBy the government and foreign bourgeoisieBecause of it's natural resources and richesThey came with their guns and firepowerThey subdued your able bodied menThey raped your young girls and old womenAnd killed your people and left you wasteBrothers are pitted against their brotherFamilies against familiesClans against clansAnd, leaders against their fellow leadersIn the "divide and rule" wit of the imperialist.They took your oil and natural resourcesMade it their own and illegal for you to taste of itThey tagged you a criminal when you protestedAnd made you a ribel as they led you to the gallowBy a firing sqaud.Your father stood motionlessAs he watched you been carried awayYou mother was made handicappedOnly leting out the painful tearsAs she watched you dragged along to your graveA land once boyant and flourishingFilled with peace and tranquilityAnd the ever flourishing cultures and traditionsOf the most civil and nice people of the earthWho brought this to our motherlandPollution and destruction everywhereCausing the death of innocent souls of natureMaking the people suffer in penury, hunger & starvationNiger DeltaThough your peace have been disturbedYour people killed and maimed for no just causeYour water and lands destroyed because of their greedNiger DeltaDon't give up on your peopleYour children will be your worriors and armorAnd soon justice will be passed against your enemiesSay No to unbridled exploitationOn the Niger DeltaDesist from it's pollution & destructionOr stand one day to drink from its polluted water of death!Composed by: Akamere Bright Odesi!
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