TALES OF A FALLEN NATION The tales of a nation once so green, Full of life for the young and generations unborn. A nation so blessed with human and natural resources, Free of natural disaster, a land filled with milk and honey; How did it go wrong? Oh, who did we offend? We find ourselves in a state of no future for future. Plunged into darkness by the agents we elected to build and develop our nation. Dark forces they have become, turning our nation into their machinery of self-enrichment. Drilling the nation and the masses of its resources for personal goals. A nation once ranked among the high now has no ranks, Dragged to the bottom of the poverty line. I remember back in the days of my childhood We talk about the groundnut pyramid in the north, Cocoa plantation in the west and palm oil in the east Just to mention a few. We had it all going; Our nation was once pride with multiple glories, The envy of nearby and far nations. In my current state I cry; not for myself but the unborn generations. I wonder what we will tell them happened to their father’s land When they ask of the Nigeria of old they have read about. That nation filled with promises and hope for all, now in a state of hopelessness. The school of thoughts says the colonial masters is to blame. I wonder where their reason comes from. Our nation gained independence since ‘’1960” Sixty (60) years after we still blame colonial masters, what a blind statement, What has the past and present leaders done to correct the so-called ills unleashed on our nation by the colonial masters? Our so-called leaders have done more harm to the nation compared to the colonial masters. If you doubt it, argue with yourself.