We live in a nation of diversity
We survive through the paradox of diverse cities
In divide all we have is insurgency
In unity is how we overcome adversity
How difficult is it to achieve peace and tranquillity

They say we can only be independent as a unit
But our identity is what unifies us in spirit
Yet we allow divide to conquer us in public
We throw our humanity and suppress our ethics
All in the name of some ethnicity that we inherit

Before any identification came Adam and Eve
Before you typecast me I plead you see through my humanity
There is beauty beyond the eye in diversity
I am sure you all can tell from your experiences of daily activities
Or the joy derived from dressing in our natives for the Independence festivity

They say stability of unity comes from the spirit of equality and Oneness
I say the beauty of our unity comes from the strength in our diverseness
Only together can we achieve feets that are countless
What connects us are more than that which separates us, so do the maths
And you will find there is Unity in Diversity

Hate it or Love it we are all pieces to this puzzle called Nigeria
I do not have to know you for us to have the same criteria
We might be two sides of a coin but when you flip, I flip the same
So when I point at you in blame, I am only putting my name to shame
There is Unity in Diversity and this fact remains the same

They say what divides can also multiply
So when we unite, the result is something we cannot quantify
Sixty Two years later, it is time to ask ourselves why
Why am I frightened by the notion of adversity
Why am I blind to the fact that there is Unity in Diversity

We live in a nation of diversity
We survive through the paradox of diverse cities
In divide all we have is insurgency
In unity is how we overcome adversity
How difficult is it to achieve peace and tranquillity

COPYRIGHT © A-One Poetry, 2022.

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