My Green Land

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I’m from the land of the brave
A people whose resilience can’t be graved
A land full of giant minds, giant stature
A people well natured, well cultured.

In my home, we turn water into wine everyday
We grow forests in rocks, we create rivers in deserts
When it is said to be impossible, we show up and make it happen
We don’t know how to be hopeless, we constantly find loopholes.

I’m from the land of the gifted
Of great writers, of genius craftsmen
Of excellent artists, of unparalleled composers
Unrivalled athletes
Of innovators and of inventors.

I’m from the land of believers
The embracers of deity
Lovers of the supernatural
Seekers of truth to the very depths.

We wear dignity as apparel
A good name as attire
We answer the call to inspire
We don’t know how to retire.

Wars couldn’t undo us
Persecution wouldn’t diminish us
Bombs can’t drown our spirit
We don’t know how to stop persevering.

We the giant of Africa
We are the Green White Green
We are Nigeria.

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