85 comments on “Oh, Nigeria

  1. This brought tears to my eyes. A powerful statement on a heartbreaking situation. Return those beautiful flowers indeed!

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  2. Magnificent – may I reblog? This is matter that has played upon my mind a lot – if ever the West should interfere (with the metaphorical club hammer) it is here.

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  3. I posted a poem for this atrocity today as well. I have been waiting for weeks to hear anything. I guess our government now has to wait for the perfect photo op.
    Thanks for your touching poem

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  4. Thanks for visiting again, Paul. Yes, Nigeria is sad sad sad, but I think lists ahead of the U.S. when ranked according to the happiness of its people. I lived in Ethiopia for two years and noticed the same irony.

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    • I appreciate the comment – but it sounded surprising so I checked the latest UN happiness report for 2013 – FYI the rankings show USA 17, Nigeria 82, and Ethiopia 119

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  5. This poem is tremendous as it moves an unknowing reader into an understanding of the horror that takes place in a land far away from the reader…

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  6. Who will stand for the flowers?
    Who will stand for our girls?
    scattered in the field
    in the fierce grip of fiends

    Who will weep for the flowers?

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