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I saw snow fall in Lagos
Near the busy road of Oshodi
I was astonished
By the colour of the snow
It was bright and cold
It smelt like charcoal!

I saw the snow mama!
It rained snowfully in Lagos
It rained without ceasing
Even the skies looked pale
And the earth bent down
As if to vomit her children
And I wondered within me
Why this was so?
Some said it was the end time
Some also said it was a blessed sign
Others rebuked and yelled at my speech
They said I was drunk with new wine!
But…I saw it mama,
I saw the snowballs of heaven
Fall on my mothetland!

The feeling, the beauty, the sight
Of having one close to my side,
Then struck my mind.
I bent lower to pick some snowballs
And keep them to rear
But they were to heavy for my hands to hold

Oh, my heart has been deceived
And who can I turn to for repair
To heal me of this foolishness,
To tell me the words of rebuke,
To console my heart
From the long pursuit of a proof,
To show my brothers
How I found snowballs fall in Lagos?

Ah!.. mama, it’s all over now
My senses are now returned
I need not be turned again
I am awake, and yes, I know;
It’s still muddy in Lagos.



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