NYSC’S CALL PART 1 – BY EMMANUEL IKOROMASOMA

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Up in the hills I hear

The far cry of a country

Beaconed on me to serve

While the mothers scream

Corper ibiala, Corper ibiala

The children sings inde Corper

Then I realised the dancing

Steps of Enugu, the hill

With red eyes and foot

With blanket of cold.

 

On entering the camp

I heard a loud scream

“You have sold your soul

Not to the devil but to Govt”

Then I smiled not knowing

What that connotes seeing

Beautiful faces decorated

With toothsome smiles

Pants in throng so beautiful

Like the fountain that sprung

From those reddish hills

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Capturing every boxer

That passes by like magnet.

 

Was fun all through the night

In the great river of suffering

Our pains was only ankle deep

But as the day passes by

I hear a different tongue

Far from that of the hills.

“Kai, you all are bukuru people”

To my mind it means we are fine

But on the faces of the soldiers

It was written we are all fools.

 

Sleep at the tip of our lids

Our minds refused it admittance

Our freedom has been stolen

Like the Ark of God taken away

Waking up earlier after time

Only breeds many with a

Pleasant smell, body odour

And the shelter we sheltered

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Gave birth to maradonic men

with chronic sticky fingers

And they were the thieves

Enugu hear I come!

 

Written By: Emmanuel Ikoromasoma

 

About Me

I am from Rivers State and a native of Okirika. I attended New Era Brilliant College Borikiri, graduated of Rivers State University Port Harcourt were i studied Office and Information Management. I did a certificate program in Uniport in the Department of Theatre and film Studies. I love writing, dancing, and sport. I fell in love with poetry in my secondary school days and ever since poetry has changed my life.

 

Contact Me

Mail: [email protected]

Phone Number: +2347063254607

 

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