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END OF DISCUSSION by Samuel Amazing Ayoade

(Of a seven-year-old boy allegedly burnt to death by angry mob in Lagos-Nigeria in November, 2016; for allegedly stealing ‘Garri’… Of Homosexuality, Of Poverty, Of Recession, Of Corruption)

Heavy feet stamping hard -Stampeding helpless souls
Soles of darkness, stepping on the eyes of needles
Porcupines, in this place, sleep on our souls as bed-covers…
These souls ask, “Since when has death been the recompense of poverty?”
And men, did nothing about it. (Shior!)

In a time of recession; Drought, and stern penury rock the nations
The destiny of a greenland lay on the shoulder of an aged man
Heavens spill blood – Enchantments and divinations against Israel –
the people of God; Hearts quake, trembles
that this wizard would restore Justice, barn corruption, measure the nation
with his measuring rod… But cattles are wild beasts
I ask, “Since when have snails been king in the assembly of men?”
And men, did nothing about it. (Shior!)

Adam’s seed is, at last… Dead… Death… Hell… Sheol
Grave in the womb, uterus of Eve
Man over man, under man, inside man… but Adam had no boyfriend
Sodom is a vulgar tone, but Gomorrah was named
after the daughters of this place and Sodom, their sons…
I ask, “Since when has man been drawn from man – A helper fit?”
And men, did nothing about it. (Shior!)

Mother’s stall – got burnt, our hope took a stunt
Father – a bus clerk, We sleep on rail- tracks
Little Jack – hungry, Mockery – Father’s bus got stuck
What is the law that I shall not take into my palms
the ordinance of the gods? But they burnt my soul…
Porcupines in this place sleep on our souls as bed-covers…
Vengeance! My soul cries out, “Since when
has death been the recompense of poverty?”
And men, did nothing about it. (Shior!)

This is the End of Discussion: that divinity has showered stupidity
upon humanity… How humanity has suffered rancidity
Be ye drunk to stupor but not with wine
But of an outpour of folly with a touch of ‘ternity…
Stealing is surnamed theft and embezzlement – corruption
Theft ways heavier, Why?
Since when! has poverty become a sin?
And men, did nothing about it. (Shior!)

Nothing, is as interesting as spectating over a set of people
with the same psycho-disorder… end of discussion…

Author: Samuel Amazing Ayoade

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