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Poem of the Week: So Now Arise- A Tribute to Eureka




O First love
A sweet despair
A damsel to fall for
A tale made up
Of blood drenched hearts
And butterfly full stomachs
Real as it seems
The moments ran away
Leaving only memories
Of glade and grey
Laughter, then tears
A concoct sublime
Followed by teary skies
And shivering blizzard colds
After which comes the redemption
Sunshine’s blissful eureka
Of grace to realize
It was part-God, part-Man
Dusted- I now arise!
In love’s grand plan



This Poem is part of the anthology of 30 Poems titled: “Dirges of The Niger” By Nehi Igbinijesu, and ends the Dirges of the Niger Project.

‘So now arise’ is a call to get up and continue the first for a better society. It talks about the lofty aspirations every young person has for Nigeria and how the system dashes those dreams through its inefficiencies. Yet in all the difficulty, a glimmer of hope lingers in our hearts, and holding on to that little light may just be what sees us through a somewhat dark tunnel to our dreams. It is a call to never quit. So now Arise!

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Nehikhare Omotayo Igbinijesu is an Economist, Poet, and Social Entrepreneur. 'He is the author of The Code: A Simple Story About Raising Great Women' and 'Marriage: 12 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Say, “I Do”'. He lives in Lagos with his wife, Akudo and two sons. He is Co-founder of, a motivational resources company based in Lagos. You can email him via nehijesu [at]

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