LKC 07: "Nostalgia" : a poem



The call.

The trip.

Registration.

Swearing in.

Waking up. Sleeping during meditation.

Dodging parade drills.

Hanging out at mammy market. Hanging from the upper bunk.

Torn boots. Dirty tennis shoes.

Brown shirt necklines. Funny shorts. Runny stockings.

Attention! Ajuwaya!!

Undersized head-dresses.

Oversized khakis.

White, white, white-everywhere!

Camera flashes, Teeth flashes.

Under the sun or in the rain.


Making up. Breaking up.

Pulling out. Bonding with. The Beagle sings Good morning Nigeria! Good night Nigeria! The trek. The campfire. Victory. Defeat. Making choices by: losing yourself, then finding yourself.

NYSC.... Nostalgia.


Written in Camp Ede,

Osun, Nigeria.

23.03.11. 2220 hours.


© Nuala Jibrin

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Such beautiful writing that captures it all.
Thank you for sharing your poem and pictures with us, Noolz!

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