Made in the Barracks

I am an eagle
The offspring of my nation,
I conquer the jungle
And defeat colonies,
I was made in the barracks.

I am a dove
I keep peace,
The passion of my mother
The mission of my father.

The blood of service
The bone of commitment,
The mind of patriotism
An oath of loyalty,
Gallant and vigilant
Young and enthusiastic,
I am made in the barracks.

Dad is here with Mum
Brother is here with sister,
Uncle is here with aunt
Nephew is here with niece,
Cousin is here with relative
A family, our nation
We are one big people;
Made In The Barracks.

Ngozi Olivia Osuoha is a Nigerian poet/writer/thinker who has published over 180 poems in over 13 countries and featured in over 25 international anthologies. Her three poetry books and a coauthored poetry book are available on Amazon. Read other articles by Ngozi Olivia.