No more sitting on the side talking When you no dey do nothing... ObiwonThe lies and greed of some of our leaders makes it hard for us to hear,
But the is different from other sounds.
It can be heard over the noise that buries everything else.
The noise of excessive bottles of champagne popping and the crushing of chicken bones with decayed teeth in parties, and the expensive automobiles cruising on our pothole infested roads, over the cries of sick children in inadequately equipped hospitals.
They human voice can be heard over the engines of private planes and locks of safes in swiss banks...over an educational system that can only be described as a joke.
Over the gunshots of angry and trigger hungry lawless police men.
Even when its not shouting, even if its just a whisper, even the lowest whisper of the human voice can be heard over the greed, the evil shrieks of rigged elections, the stinky belch of over fed corrupt leaders and the money launderers.
The voice that speaks when darkness overshadows the country, and generators pollute the environment, the voice that speaks after a long day on the farm, a long day in the market place...a long day hustling with nothing to show for it. That voice stands above everything else. it is the loudest even in its whisper.
Don't hide your voice, don't just talk trash about your country over bottles of beer and peppersoup, say something, anything, even the faintest of your whispers will be heard.... in that prayer for change for your country that comes out as a sigh to God just before you sleep
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land"
Be the voice that brings the change you want, pray and dust the dirt off and go out and vote, maybe your vote will count, maybe not...just do it, it definitely wouldnt be ignored,it definitely beats just talking on nothing... it says something.
Ps; who's the best man to vote for these days? O u political sages in d blogspere, adviceth thou the novice voter :)
Great Again by obiora obiwon is an inspiring song....we are the change we cry out for, once we drop the nonchalant attitude and speak out, and go out to 'press our hand'(in the words of aunty patience) we are taking a step towards bringing about the change we need, and moving our country to the great place it ought to be at.
And who we wan deceive......say e no concern you and me
When we no get another country
One finger in the oil, the whole hand is soiled
I can do what I can, or watch it all spoil ...
In posterity’s land let this song be the soil To grow,
the new Nigerian patriot hope ...
I got to watch the interpreter recently, this quote by the fictional president Edmund Zuwane moved me and I decided to edit it for my use in this post...
"The gunfire around us makes It hard to hear. But the human voice is different from other sounds. It can be heard over noises that bury everything else. Even when it is not shouting. Even If it is just a whisper. Even the lowest whisper can be heard over armies, when its telling the truth.