The sons of the land betrayed her; They left her naked and cold

While growing up in my humble village,
I was told and made to believe
That our land flowed with milk and honey.
A picture of a beautiful future was painted.
My little mind felt lucky and happy
To be the heir to a land filled with milk and honey.

I couldn’t wait to eat the honey
Neither could I wait to drink the milk.
The more I grew, the thirstier I became
Longing for the milk that exists only in dreams
Hungry for the honey that has been looted away

I found out when I became a man
That there was no milk neither was there honey.
The riches of our land had already been carted away.
Taken away in lofty ships while we slept.
Looted by pirates and petty criminals.

The land so rich is now a shadow of itself
The sons of the land has betrayed her.
They have give her treasures to foreigners
They have stripped her of her wealth and honor.
They’ve left her naked and cold
The milk and honey is gone.

Written by Comfort Ositelu


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I am the Founder and Executive Editor of Core Magazine. I hold a Bachelors Degree in History and International Studies from Bowen University. I am the Author of "DARE TO RESEARCH". I have written and published over 16 Academic Research Articles. I believe in an ideal that all persons irrespective of their race, class or status can influence the society with creative writings and constructive thoughts to the point where they can succeed and develop their skills to seize rare opportunities.

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