My four-year-old nephew gets really scared in darkness. What exactly he is afraid of when it’s dark I’m not sure, but I do know his fear is very real judging from how he screams and scampers to illumination.
This reminds me of how last year, 55 and Pregnant seemed like Nigeria had just hit the light bulb moment. We were this close to sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.
But, you see, it’s been a 300,65 twenty-four-hour period, and all the rays of light seems to be slipping away.
We’re beginning to worry… and much in our defense, watching our dismal government stagger drunkenly from one bad decision to another is not entirely an amusing sight.
Blame it on Newton’s third law if you wish but every action of our authority’s begets an equal and opposite reaction from citizens.
Name it! Anxiety. Depression. Worries about the future – the future of our children, and of our country. Anger. Sometimes even nausea.
And just like hundreds and millions of children, we sometimes get scared when the lights go low..
We’re un-relaxed and agitated. We do not even have the energy to be a part of the ‘change’ movement. We are fading. Our glow is Lost. Dim Lights. -out*.
But No, My country has not lost its way. At least not everyone has. A few people still do right by the law, working for the environment, education, & justice for the poor.
I think I have lost my way. Hard truth. I’m not as optimistic as I once was. I could earn a degree from how good I find faults with the system. I’m all up in the business of how badly the country is being run, but I don’t have a path of my own.
I have lost my country’s way. All it takes for evil to win is for good people to stand and do nothing… and ahh… I do this brilliantly – nothing. So I guess that I’m the one who has lost our way not only for me but for us.
So this one here goes out to all we-we who are unconsciously sinking into oblivion – please have a new resolve. Your influence is stronger than you honestly think. You can make a difference, uno. A single flame can light up a thousand candles, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happy Independence Day Co-citizen! I can’t wait to see the bonfire you and I will make out of our lights this coming year.