3 Citizens of fatherland Nigeria,
Nobody, Somebody, Everybody.
Living together in the same neighborhood
Nobody hates everybody,
but loves Somebody from his own village,
and the love, not firmly rooted
explodes when another can prove
a better Somebody.
Each, bound by his own ideals,
thinking of himself and Nobody else,
Nobody minding his own palaver,
but he minds that of Somebody else.
Soon, a fight breaks out in the night,
Everybody thinks he knows best,
and tries to pacify Somebody
and Nobody agrees with him.
Soon, Someboidy is in a pool of blood,
Nobody said he did it,
Everybody runs away.
Who will help Somebody
When Nobody cares,
and Somebody one day will seek his revenge?
ayotokunbo ajewole 23rd-April, 2003