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Garden City and Other Poems Edited by Wole Adedoyin

Garden City and Other Poems
By Edited by Wole Adedoyin

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Garden City and Other Poems is a collection of poems in celebration of Port-Harcourt at 100 (Port Harcourt centenary celebration.)

THE GARDEN CITY

In 1913, a great city was born
Out of the heart of the southern Nigeria- Rivers
State
Initially for the sole purpose of coal exportation
Gradually and ever so consistently, they
blossomed
In diverse directions; they sprouted
Waxing stronger; industrially and commercially
Exalting the nation; financially and culturally
Augmenting our revenue drastically
Impervious to economical deterioration
1,947,000 people in habitation, yet unity in
maximization

I sing of Port Harcourt, the garden city!
A wonderful place; intricately carved from
creation
Luxuriating in hospitality and production
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