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A Normal working day in Lagos



Waking up very early in the morning
To face the incessant trouble in Lagos
To the noise and chatter in my hood
Seeing different people racing against time to prep

Getting ready for work
Leaving your comfort zone
Getting on the street of Lagos
Queuing at the bus transit
Waiting for early morning bus to hop on
A bus sighted from afar
A lot of passengers rushing to hop on first
A normal transportation means turned to a fight for the fittest
As the saying goes “na JJC dey wait for bus old taker go run catch am nii”

Finally catching the bus
You have to pray against the spirit of traffic
Should take a chill and let the road be free
Cause Lagos traffic is another disaster every Lagos residence pray against

On the road you pray against the unfortunate ones who are just vexed for no reason
These set of people just wake up to get angry at other people, there is a cure for them tho just match their energy with what is called “Lagosian madness”
It solves a lot of problems on the street of Lagos

Finally getting to work,
You as a Lagos worker, working 9-5pm but spending more than 12hrs on the road for no reason but traffic
Closing at the regular time for workers 5pm getting back to the traffic you left in the morning
A total waste of time and energy

A summary of what Lagos residence pass through on a normal working day
And people praise Lagos for being a good state
Is Lagos really a good state? Or a hell on earth
Well that’s just Lagos for you

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This poem is about the struggles and troubles of every working class lagosian

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Written on July 29, 2022

Submitted by salamseriki2 on August 08, 2022

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