The National Association of English and Literary Studies (NASELS), Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter on the Sunday October 1 celebrated the independence day with different poems under the theme Tears Of Laughter.
These are the poems rendered by different poets and poetess;
*Buaha Dansabe Kuni*
Every Octo-first, with the heart inside us burning,
We laugh, though, with our conscience mourning.
*Nwude Princess Ifeoma*
The Giant at Fifty-seven!
Where on earth is your Haven?
In You flow the tears of the patriots,
Our fears and cries are your introits.
Nigeria: our green is gone,
And our prided white is torn.
*Adeyemo E. Oluwatosin:*
The truth we pose to hate today;
lie we will paint as fate someday.
Now, all hail the giant of Africa!
Oh dearest Goliath, behold your replica.
Failures compiled, Nigeria wobbles, helplessly.
Fatally crippled, she stands, Independently.
*Popoola Faith Oluwabusayomi:*
Freedom we say,
Not to doom or destruction,
But for the future to fusion,
For our lost harmony to gain.
*Ogunlusi Ifefikayomi Oreoluwa:*
Nigeria, thou art a great and blessed country among nations,
Nigeria, thou art full of visionary leaders and enthusiastic creations.
Nigeria; the depraved of the brave
Nigeria; ace in prevarication graves.
*Jacob Timothy. O:*
Nigeria! Land of meek and Onions
Onion leader, meek followers.
Nigeria; the gold that rushed out of the quarry.
Nigeria; the dwarf that declined growing fat with merry.
*Owoeye Rebecca Odunayo*
Nigeria a land where positions are struggled to attain
One country, with various tribes contain.
*Olawoye Boluwatife E.:*
Nigeria; a domain where suffering masses enjoy crumb
Nigeria; leaders in affluence aware plays dumb
*Opaaje Alexander Damilola:*
This promise land of many decades
Let’s call the saints’ interventions for our aids
*Adebobuyi philip (Philipology):*
Nigeria; No! Dusk’s bells toll…
Will we gauge those falling pillars
Wouldn’t we bite our sandy fingers…?
Our leaders must realize that the law for self-enrichment is not the key,
But everyone’s enrichment is what should be the Will.
About the poets and poetess
*Buah Dansabe Kuni* is a young thriving writer who cries with the pen daily, aiming to amend the odds of the society. Studies English language at OAU.
*Nwude Princess Ifeoma* is an English language student of OAU. A poetess, Speechwriter and Public speaker.
*Adekunle David* is a student at the department of English, OAU.
*Owolabi Damilare* is the current General Secretary of Nasels-OAU chapter, a poet, and an oap at Greatfm 94.5.
*Adeyemo E. Oluwatosin* is a budding tree of poetry, studies literature in English at Obafemi Awolowo University.
*Ruthie* is a 200l student of the Department of English, OAU. She’s an aesthete.
*Akinfenwa Olaitan* is a 300level student of the Department of English, OAU. She’s a budding fine writer.
*Popoola Faith Oluwabusayomi*
Is a student of English in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife who fall for writing.
*Ogunlusi Ifefikayomi Oreoluwa* is a student of Department of English, OAU. A blogger, a poet and a PR.
*Ovbokhan Okuonghae* is a final year student of mass communication, University of Benin. A poet and inspirational speaker.
*Jacob Timothy o.* is a student of history department, 300 level obafemi Awolowo university ile-ife, osun state.
*Adeife Victor* is a graduate of mechanical engineering. He’s a writer, graphics and engineering designer.
*Owoeye Rebecca Odunayo*
is a student of Department of English, OAU. A writer, a poet and a speaker
*Olawoye Boluwatife.E.* He is a student of the department of English *OAUIFE.*A poet.
*Opaaje Alexander Damilola* is a student in English department, OAU. He’s well known for his literary prowess in literature for being a poet and an orator.
*Adebobuyi philip (Philipology)*
is a student of the department of Linguistics and African languages, Oau. A poet,a political analyst and a publicist.
*Akinremi Damola* is a student of Obafemi Awolowo University,
Department of philosophy and his a poet.