www.facebook.com/WRRPoetry [2015]

..and tonight again
they shall return again
with their vain-full brain

they came last night too
with words that soothe
and corrupt verses – smooth

they shall come tonight
to stir our hope high
only to jilt the future by dawn

when they came last night
they tell us tomorrow is ours
but ‘has penury’ ceased to be ours?

when they come tonight
shall we sit with them
to sip wine of lies and deceit?

they sit at our doors begging
our thumb for printings
but it’ll yield for us nothing!

they call through our windows
target and use our widows
but the promises fly away as the wind blows

leaders of tomorrow wallowing in sorrow
leaders of tomorrow, thumbs for all borrow
run for your life, run with your wife
For with hatred, they’ll slaughter a thousand lives

Written by: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau

Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau is a poet, photographer and nutritionist. He has won several awards. His first collection of poems, FOR BOYS WHO WENT, was published in 2017.

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