Friday, 6 July 2012
Give us real Men in Nigeria
God give us men. A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands:
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor--men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And scorn his treacherous flatteries without winking;
Tall men sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty, and in private thinking.
This thought is anonymous and it is older than the amalgamation of the Nigeria State but it is most relevant to our Nigeria context. We really need men in Nigeria. True men. Read the lines thoughtfully.
The poem is taken from 'Architects of Fate' by Orison Swett Marden and was published in 1895.