Violated | by Opia-Enwemuche Maxwell Onyemaechi

​I woke up this morning

with anger all over my heart.

I weep for my nation whose 

hope appears bleak because of greed. 

The children of the future have nothing to look up to 

for the resources of the land are far depleted.

bloated tummies and malnourishment shook hands

as vestige of egocentricity lead the way.

I woke up this morning 

with tears in my eyes.

I weep for my nation who feast on their future

without plans for her children.

The youths are given false hope

as the nation burns without focus.

unemployment and crime are common like grasses

everywhere as the common man struggles to survive. 

Squalid conditions are commonplace

poverty are like birthmarks on their faces.

for the centre can no longer hold

as things fall apart as was foretold.

Now is the time to act without delay

for we’ve long waited to celebrate our victory even today. 

There’s hunger in the land 

and leadership has lost her magic wand. 

Our precious future has been violated 

and like an abandoned child I feel isolated. 

without recourse for our tomorrow,

they serve us with unending sorrow. 

there’s no future anywhere here

for all we’ve got is rancid air.

our future die in their numbers 

and our economy does not have the magic numbers 

Maxwell Onyemaechi Opia-Enwemuche is an enigmatic poet, a master story teller, and a novelist who loves adventure, culture, and upholds God. His poem, the gods are Angry was listed in the anthology, Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood. He has written a full-length novel, The Oracle of Isieke, which is available on and he is currently working on a collection of short stories and poems.  He became greatly interested in public speaking and writing early in life. His poems have been published in Words, Rhythm and Rhymes Online platform and other online platforms. Catch a glimpse of his writings on his blog


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  1. Reblogged this on maxxzymusdapoet's Blog and commented:
    We live in a world of power tussle, but such power should not lead us to violate the rights and benefits of our fellow humans. This is highly barbaric and unacceptable in this modern times.


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