Letters to the Land: Part 2


I only started to love you and understand you in my maturity

In the days of old you were a shadowy figure of dishonor

A place where law and order is abandoned

Where progression and truth is stunted by the greedy and the apathetic

For 15 maybe 16 years I hid away from you

Certain that my feet shall not walk upon your rich soil

But alas I was wrong

Like a mother waiting for her prodigal you reached out to me

When I was afar you sought me

Seeking with arms open wide a once forgotten child

My heart hurts that you have been neglected

My heart hurts that you have been stripped

Of nutrients, of resources & of life

They are trying to clean house

Maybe somehow repair the damage

But is it too late?

Hope is slowly becoming a distant memory to so many

They desire to see you grow

To see you prosper

But the journey of prosperity

The journey of redemption is slow

And for some the well of patience runs dry.

Published by Peju-Anike

This site is a small collection of my thoughts, experiences & inspirations. I hope you are inspired and encouraged by my musings. Your thoughts, ideas and interpretations are always welcome. Love Peju-Anike

2 thoughts on “Letters to the Land: Part 2

  1. This is truly a lovely poem. This message inspires me to love Nigeria more. Not to be ashamed of my country, to stand and defend my country. To pray for Nigeria’s glory to come, and to shine.

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