Thursday, January 4, 2007

A Society in Confusion

As requested by Donzman, this poem is dedicated to the recent Oil Pipe Explosion Victims


A Society in Confusion - by Nilla

Lives left lifeless as repercussion
For a society in confusion
All because of a lack of obligation

Now who should be held culpable
For this circumstance so lamentable
For this circumstance so deplorable

For a society in confusion, this was inevitable..

Or how else do you explain
A series of events in repetition?
In eight years, eight explosions

Will this just be another tale
To be told at another interval?
Or will this be the last of the avoidables?

Copyright © 2007 Nilla


You can see a glossary of Nigeria Pipeline Disasters here.

13 comments:

Donzman said...

Lives left lifeless as repercussion
For a society in confusion
All because of a lack of obligation

Will this just be another tale
To be told at another interval?
Or will this be the last of the avoidables?


First and last verses were outstanding in my opinion, was that deliberate?

Overall nice job on your part atleast for a part-time poetry writer. :)

I doubt it will be last of the avoidables, it's a nation where no one is held responsible.

Elle said...

Wow, Nilla! You have created some wonderful imagery there.. Well done.

Nilla said...

@ Donzman
Thanx, and no it wasn't deliberate.
I'm smiling cos i think you're begining to like poetry.... :-)

@ Elle
Thanx dear..

Miguel said...

As our people say ... shuoooo! nice one

wendy said...

happy new year nilla. hope you had a great time in cali. saw some wedding pics on calabar gal's blog and was so impressed.
picasweb.google.com/anandu.amamize

Blublood said...

So much death and despair, what gives?

Anything at all...?

NaijaBloke said...

I can see u r now try to get ur poetry side out ..do u jere ..

U have a nice day

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

This was a fantastic writeup.. i loved it... you're really talented!I'm in awe

mack said...

my girl busy poetting!! You sure are becoming awesome in this trade. That was good stuff.

Nilla said...

@ Miguel
Thanx..

@ Wendy
Same to you!
And i did have a great time in Cali

@ Blublood
Your guess is as good as mine...I guess

@ NaijaBloke
Yes oh! I dey try.

@ Overwhelmed
Thanx babe

@ Mack
Thanx :-)

Jaycee said...

Wow...it made me reflect more on the situation at hand...

When u said "8 years, 8 explosions" my heart flinched a lil bit...

Anonymous said...

Great poem, Nilla. You're getting better with each attempt!

G.

beautyinbaltimore said...

Its so sad whats going on in the middle belt right now.