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The poem tries to caution students in the higher institutions who mainly show off instead of concentrating on their studies. I used The University of Nigeria as my setting because it is nicknamed the Den. I made use of the name Attahiru just like every other name and it is not to castigate those who bear this name in any way.

Submitted: September 18, 2012

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Submitted: September 18, 2012



The wavy curls on your head are

Like the ripples in a stream.

Like gold the earrings you wear blossom

And the communion of your shade with the copious necklace,

Aperfect match with your fine linen.

But Attahiru

How long shall you tread this path you have chosen?

Your books becomes your foe,

Partying, your pride.

In style you walk

Neglecting the wage you will get in return

and for the naked queens,

Your manly prowess you make known to them.

What men eat at times

Eats them up sometimes.

Only time defines your stay in the Den.

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