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Can You Put In The Next Line To Rhyme?

Was thinking if we cld all put our heads together to write a poem.to make it as long as possible.

it has to make sense though,and make i rhyme.

If u have to start a new rhyme,add the next line.

most importantly,it has to be relevant to the topic.

I'll suggest a topic that every Nigerian can relate to. "Leaders we have,leaders we want, "

Start,

We all look to God to give us leaders we want

forgetting we did so before,but it all came to not.

Leaders we have are leaders we deserve,

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we want and we need

they flaunt and never bleed

at the sights of the wasting breed

who always to heaven plead

and never to hoplenesses cede.

when avarice is the leaders creed

and to lead to secure for future seed

not for want or for need

but wanton deed

we pray for leaders to lead

and provide us our daily mead.

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if leaders where leaders

and lead they led

then followers would be followers

and follow they would follow

but come to the west

and leaders are best

when from least they led

and followers they blend

y worry about whats\happens

in africa

when our followers are from the top

i come across u without rhymes

cus in rhymes u lead

and i follow

and yet cant fathom

what life is all about

lead but dont lead

follow but dont follow

a leader is suppose to follow

and a follower leads

The state of my country is not the leaders

its the followers to be sure ask the French Revolution

where by the streets and hale houses

sat the present day leaders

drinking away their sorrow

and in that same house sat the

leaders who where the least expected

but years has passed and those same

drunkards and fagabonds are the heroes

of a great and peaceful country

Its not always the leader

it has never been the leaders

the issue my dear brother and sister

is you and me and mother and father.

loveangel

with my own hands

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steppin into the thread.

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Lol, thx imomoh24, about the lyrics, well i thought since this is poetry and rap's urban poetry, i might as well put in a few.

Neone else?

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@ gbadex

hmmmm, dat waz tight,can u make this into a song,

u'll neva know u might becomeour prez's next idris abdulkareem.

rap was not wat i had in mind wen i started this, but reading ur lyrics,

i've gotta ask ne1 who can spit on this to do so,

let r voice be heard pips.

peace,i'm out.

i'll be waiting

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Was kinda bored. Oh, well. . .

From tha G-man, another freestyle session,

i pack more rounds of heat than a Smith 'n' Wesson,

life in Naija, we toil and sweat acids,

a politician's sh*t talk's much, but the looting's ever massive,

from the military, with rogues disguising with tha shirt o' a Colonel,

the flames ne'er burning, no light at the end of the tunnel,

Work~in, Slave~out,

Opression drummed~in, Submission came~out,

if we live for today, n tomorrow we cry,

then why crack a smile today, if we livin' to die?,

but i keep my hopes up in Christ Jesus,

believe him not, but He believes us,

from the streets of L.A.G,

it's the G-man, spittin' words that'd in turn elevate me,

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IMHO, the best verse came from nanaboi.

But then, a quick spit. . .

Good leaders? Street dreams, street~dreams!,

with the masses like street urchins, to feed we lick~bins,

while they floss in 26 inch~rims,

as a common man, always had dreams of making it big in Vegas,

then i woke up and suddenly realised my Bottom was still Lagos,

hustling. . .bustling,

flies off my body i be tossing~ 'em,

sweat pours down in bullets,

toiling while see that politician livin' life to the fullest,

we all wish for what's supposed~to~be,

but reality contrasts my thinking, so it's opposed~to~me,

like a class of dullards, we live in failed promises,

strivin' to make a living, delayed promises,

but when the night's done,

the morning comes,

cos even the Moon has to step down for the Sun!,

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Travo Teno.

was wondering if u had deserted us,

guess ur game just gets tighter with every poem.

like ur passion and enthusiasm.

Only wish we had more of ur type around,

things would hv been a bit better.

[center]

whether we despise

their lies

their game

wont change

their excuses may be lame,

having no shame.

they are still the same,

trying to elongate their reign.

wish they'll strive for greatness,

only then will they steal less.

and worry more,

for what they'll be remembered for.

be that as it may,

I'll suffice to say,

that if we stand up and say nay,

it'll be difficult for them to stay.[/center]

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leaders we need

                                      if we'll but agree

                                      that to lead exceed

                                      the want of greed

                                      it's all so plain

                                      that greed is the chain

                                      that all but reigns

                                      in our leaders veins

                                      so leaders we have but leaders we want

                                         

                                     yes, leaders we have

                                     who have no heart

                                      for the common man

                                      nor mind to depart

                                      from their wicked path

                                      and life of sham

                                      they've signed a pact

                                      with so little impact

                                      SHAME! is the word to describe our leaders!

                                      leaders who rip off our benefits

                                      leaders who live off our sweat

                                      leaders who disgrace nationality

                                      leaders who have no patriotism

                                      if they'll but leaders be fit,

                                      then they will the pace set

                                      in the way of noble morality

                                      for a greater sense of nationalism

                                      indeed we will bleed,

                                      if greed does lead

                                      with speed,its seed

                                      will succeed if we cede

 

                                      don’t heed

                                      its plead;

                                      there’s no need

                                      for this weed.

                                      we’d

                                      be freed

                                      if we did impede

                                      its misdeed.

                                      leaders we have,sweat and strive

                                      to make sure their regimes survive.

                                      they'll intimidate,harass and incarcarate,

                                      till all opposition capitulate.

                                      with one view point and one only,

                                      oppossing will be a folly.

                                      EFCC,ICPC potent tools with which

                                      opponent are stifled and some even impeached.

                       

                                      draconian laws meant to subjugate the masses,

                                      cause soldiers they are,but without khakis.

                                      public funds stolen and invested in private ventures,

                                      what the future hold for us,we are not sure.

                                      now 2007 is here,where will they take us next,

                                      they'll kepp things as they are at best.

                                      so i'll just sit at home and bend my head in shame,

                                      because i know,come 2007,it'll just be more of the same   

                                      walking around everyday as if in a daze,

                                      submitting to the antics of our leaders.

                                      with 2007 around d corner,here comes the next phase.

                                      possible culpability can we be accused of,

                                      accept things as they are regardless of what,

                                      guess of this suffering, we can't get enough.

                                      Leades we do not have today;

                                      Leaders we shall have some day.

                                      We shouldn't pick our leaders in a hurry.

                                      Doing so in the past has made us sorry.

                                      Leaders we do not have today.

                                      Leaders we shall have some day   

                                      leaders we do want

                                      leaders we want, leaders we need

                                      whose desire to rule supercedes

                                      the want of greed but leads

                                      in deeds of noble breed   

                                      so leaders we have but leaders we want

                                      who'll pave our roads with tar not sand

                                      our streets with houses not shasm

                                      our presence with respect not suspect

                                      our lives with comfort not murmur

                                      our hearts with pride not spite

                                      leaders who are no pliant slaves

                                      but valiant and brave

                                      who will stand up to the vices

                                      of cruel and abusive injustice,

                                      ethnic segregation and deprivation

                                      and the corrosive monster called corruption

                                      leaders who are heroes

                                      to lift us from this throes

                                      of this misplaced scepter of leaders

                                      And for each lost word, each vain spat in lure

                                      for our well deserved voice will not again go

                                      unclaimed, unasked for, ignored - that for sure.

                                      We now see clear. And we will never stay low.

                                      No more, no more. Yes, no more.

                                      Give us leaders, but not like we had before

that's about it.is it long enough or should we beat john milton to it? tho i think we've about said it all but then , we want it as long as possible.so any more additions?

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Leades we do not hav 2day;

Leaders we shal hav some day.

We shldnt pick our leaders in a hurry.

Doing so in d past has made us sorry.

Leaders we do not hav 2day.

Leaders we shal hav some day

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yeah we should, guess we should not underestimate the nairaland audience.

walking around everyday as if in a daze,

submitting to the antics of our leaders.

with 2007 around d corner,here comes the next phase.

possible culpability can we be accused of,

accept things as they are regardless of what,

guess of this suffering, we can't get enough.

Teno take over let's see how far we can take this

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that is true talk. thecountry is rotten. maybe we should write a poem on the piple too.well, nairalanders will see it for sure.

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sup Teno

been down with pneumonia.dat explains d absence.

trying to take the msg out, hmmm

i'll be careful if i were u though.

newspapers will want money before they'll publish,thats why i dont believe anything i read in them

only sure truth in papers are adverts,comon they are an extention of the system which we are talking about.

so i'm not suprised.

let me step aside a little for others to contribute.

cheers

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at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. where have u been?i was beginning to think we"ll wrap it up w't out a single contribution from u imomoh.u'r rhyme is good too!thanks for the thumbs up. but then even if they don't like it .i am determined to make it public so all nigerians should see it. any suggestions? maybe we should send it to newspaper house. but then they might never publish it.

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I started this topic as a way to express my feelings on the way this country is being run,

its good to know others feel the same too

a lot of the poems here are so good,if not for the msg they express,they can be used in any poetic competition.

but u and i know,wat the leaders we have will feel about that, because,

leaders we have,sweat and strive

to make sure their regimes survive.

they'll intimidate,harass and incarcarate,

till all opposition capitulate.

with one view point and one only,

oppossing will be a folly.

EFCC,ICPC potent tools with which

opponent are stifled and some even impeached.

draconian laws meant to subjugate the masses,

cause soldiers they are,but without khakis.

public funds stolen and invested in private ventures,

wat the future hold for us,we are not sure.

now 2007 is here,where will they take us next,

they'll kepp things as they are at best.

so i'll just sit at home and bend my head in shame,

cos i know,come 2007,it'll just be more of thesame.

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thanks chichi,i'll include d other parts i ommitted from that line.but then, any other additions?.i'll like to wrap up this poem soooooon!

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hey guys,took time out to compile what we've written so far with some slight variations and additions.what do you think about it? any more additions?

                                      leaders we need

                                      if we'll but agree

                                      that to lead exceed

                                      the want of greed

                                      it's all so plain

                                      that greed is the chain

                                      that all but reigns

                                      in our leaders veins

                                      so leaders we have but leaders we want

                                     yes, leaders we have

                                     who have no heart

                                      for the common man

                                      nor mind to depart

                                      from their wicked path

                                      and life of sham

                                      they've signed a pact

                                      with so little impact

                                      SHAME! is the word to describe our leaders

                                      indeed we will bleed,

                                      if greed does lead

                                      with speed,its seed

                                      will succeed if we cede

leaders we do want''

leaders we want, leaders we need

whose desire to rule supercedes

the want of greed but leads

in deeds of noble breed

                                      leaders who rip off our benefits

                                      leaders who live off our sweat

                                      leaders who disgrace nationality

                                      leaders who have no patriotism

                                      if they'll but leaders be fit,

                                      then they will the pace set

                                      in the way of morality

                                      for a greater sense of nationalism

                                      so leaders we have but leaders we want

                                      pave our roads with tar not sand

                                      our street with houses not shasm

                                      our presence with respect not suspect

                                      our lives with comfort not murmur

                                      our hearts with pride not spite

                                      leaderswho are no pliant slaves

                                      but valiant and brave

                                      who will stand up to vices

                                      of cruel and abusive injustice

                                      ethnic segregation and deprivation

                                      and the corrosive monster called corruption

                                      leaders who are heroes

                                      to lift us from this

                                      that is the leaders we want!

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yes, leaders we have

who have no heart

for the common man

and no mind to depart

from a life of sham

shame is the word to describe our leaders

leadrs we need who'll see to our needs

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point of correction,nanaboi, our land is not a LovePeddler. our leaders are

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we're doing great, but enough of the negative side of the'' leaders we do have''and concentrate on the qualities of the ''leaders we do want''

leaders we want, leaders we need

whose desire to rule supercedes

the want of greed but leads

in deeds of noble breed

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I could swear I had a rhyme here someday

Where is it now?

Anyway,

Our land is a LovePeddler

steady switching beds.

"What she needs" they conjecture,

"is a good head"

But she needs much more -

good heads to bear the head.

She had one once, yet she got him sore

He lasted 7 months and he was no more

If she were to have just one more

she only but looks back in looking forward

So from today onward

Let her stare reality in her callous face:

She cannot afford a good head

For a good head sits on heads

She has no heads to bear up a good head.

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our leaders are killing us

feeding us propanganda

subjecting us to poverty

turning us into iilegal immigrants

destroyin our land

oh mama !

leaders we need but leaders we will never have

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make all of una come togeda form rap group. no dey waste una talent for hia ooo. Because i swear me i no fit rhyme two words sef.

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And for each lost word, each vain spat in lure

for our well deserved voice will not again go

unclaimed, unasked for, ignored - that for sure.

We now see clear. And we will never stay low.

No more, no more. Yes, no more.

Give us leaders, but not like we had before.

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leaders who are a disgrace to great mama africa

leaders who lie every time they open their mouths

polithievies and liars majoring in Molesting mama

leaders we want but leaders we will never have

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that's great mukina,

if they'll but leaders be fit

then they will the pace set

in the way of morality

for a greater sense of nationalism

so leaders we have but leaders we want

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leaders who reap off our benefits

leaders who leave off our sweat

leaders who disgrace nationality

leaders who have no patriotism

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this poem's got a bad start.topic is great tho and anything worth doing is worth doing well,so

isuggest we start all over with a R.E.A.L.rhyme.

leaders we need

if we'll but agree

that to lead exceed

the want of greed

it's all so plain

that greed is the chain

that all but reigns

in our leaders veins

so leaders we have but leaders we want

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We all look to God to give us leaders we want

   forgetting we did so before, but it all came to not.

   leaders we have are leaders we deserve,

   they pull of an air of grandeur, they flaunt

   a mansion, butlers, diamonds on their (wo)men, a yacht,

   all for them, that is what we preserve.

   Should God take away our self-determination,

   lead us to the leaders we desire but won’t aspire?

   Look at each other, the world is ours to form.

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Bad start. want, not, deserve are not very good rhymes to me. Guess we won't get anywhere with this. It's a failed project.

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