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26 Jun

Eko

Eko,

Home of Excellence.

From the creeks of Apapa,

To the waters of Badagry.

From the struggles of the Mainland,

To the affluence of the Island.

 

Eko,

Such a diva.

The world revolves around her,

The world is at her feet.

 

Eko,

Where people keep up with the Joneses.

Coats are not cut according to size,

But according to the neighbour’s.

 

Eko,

Where the patient dog gets nothing.

Where being the early bird,

Is sometimes not enough.

 

Eko,

Where fame begets fame,

Power begets power,

Wealth begets wealth,

Prestige begets prestige.

Everyone pulling their strings.

 

Eko,

Like a prostitute,

She spreads her legs for all and sundry.

Pay the price,

Enjoy the ride.

 

Eko,

She entices you,

With the good things of life.

Makes you believe,

Believe you can have it all.

The reality however, is daunting.

 

Eko,

Every man for himself.

Mothers denied by their own children,

Siblings betrayed by their own blood.

 

Eko,

Where many have been deceived,

Where their dreams have caused them harm,

Where their aspirations was their undoing.

Still, they dream,

Still, they aspire.

 

Eko,

Stories of her are scary,

Still,

Everyone wants her.

Like a bad habit,

She is hard to forget.

Eko,

How we love you.

Despite your flaws,

Despite your misgivings,

We crave you,

We live for you,

We are proud of you.

 

 

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15 Comments

Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Rants

 

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15 responses to “Eko

  1. rotimi

    June 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Ahaa…. If lagos had a body she will lay with you. Good one. More grease

     
  2. coolprincee

    June 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    great writeup, remids me i have something about eko too, scribbled somewhere on one of my books, perhaps i’ll find and blog too…………..

    “Coats are not cut according to size,

    But according to the neighbour’s.”

    this is soooo true, hence the saying “i beta pass my neighbour”

    eko o ni ba je o

     
  3. MafabaAlaso

    June 27, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Reblogged this on Mafaba and commented:
    I couldn’t pass by this without sharing. I hope you all do enjoy the beautiful and true discription of our Eko. Eko for show, Eko wenjele, Eko oni Baje o!

     
  4. MafabaAlaso

    June 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    EKO FOR SHOW!
    EKO WENJELE!!!!!

    Nice one bro.

     
  5. jokulaja

    June 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Reblogged this on jokulaja and commented:
    great Piece EKO of life

     
  6. slyma

    June 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Ehnn bad guy

     
  7. nneka

    June 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Beautiful writeup as usual.very true indeed…EKO!

     
  8. funkeyi

    June 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    This is so on point…can I reblog?

     
  9. Firstofakind

    June 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This can make people homesick. lol nice piece

     
  10. shuggarkein

    June 26, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I loveeeeeeeeeet! Well done.

    My fave verse:

    “Eko,

    Like a prostitute,

    She spreads her legs for all and sundry.

    Pay the price,

    Enjoy the ride.”

    She’s one hot tamale, this Eko you speak of. 🙂

     
    • Firstofakind

      June 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      looool. smh

       
  11. shola

    June 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Nice nice piece. Makes me want to run back home but it also scares me. Enjoy “Eko” @hardehyi

     
  12. United Soulja

    June 26, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Wow! I don’t think liking this is enough, I love it. This makes a lot of brains. Enough imagery, I could actually picture Eko in my head

     
  13. J Moks

    June 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Mehn! Really nice poem. U r talented. #dasall

     

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