It's not usual that I apologize for my "art." I'll say before pasting this poem that Naija-bashing is not a sport I want to indulge in, I actually think it's a gorgeous bunch of land and people here.
Here goes Prophecy II: Blame Game
Prophecy II – Blame Game
Author: Tosin Otitoju
How does it feel to be a problem?
Tell me, Nigeria. Let us talk.
me, us, the people,
who have slandered you
and named you scapegoat
to cover up our laziness?
them, Britain, America,
who beat you as a child
then mock you as a large-limbed
but small-brained man?
whom you call daily
who tells you to come back,
to wait, Oga no dey office –
Is it He that wastes your time?
your wife, her name, Corruption?
Just marry another wife.
There are women out there
who make a man prosperous.
I don’t know why you have no money left
but I do know that when you stand up you will be praised
and the shame of the past will be quickly forgotten.
Let’s go Nigeria. Vamos.
The author is currently working on a collection of 100 poems, including the Prophecy series.