The ants of the nation mock the giant of Africa

The deadliest virus flies with the wings of insecurity

Yet carriers and bearers are saying no to isolation

These are herdsmen going after the heads of men.


The highways are the play ground for these slayers

And our local forest the abode for these foreigners.

The labour of farmers now vitamins for vipers;

 Yet the groaning thud of hunger itch her hearers. 


Safe departure but unfortunate destination 

The irony of travellers giving tears for bread.

The thought of travelling rots the bones;

She cries! Yet her tears were sentenced.


Policies are the funniest stories on papers

And the sweet lines of our political brothers.

In truth, we rend words that wither our arms

With incredible leaders that speak off the cuff.


These men spill the beans to the invaders

The only safety we profess is in God

He can spruce up the beauty of this nation

And heal the viral infection of our land.


Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai


Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.

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