Civilians, oh civilians!
What are the deeds I have done
That you lash me with your tongues?
How did I earn this; to be stabbed at the back?
Tagged an alien by my own people!
Are we no more kins?
Why cast me out like a rebellious knight!
You smear me before the eyes of the world
With false words that traveled to foreign lands.
Now the world wants to interrogate me!
I was once a civilian!
I only drank from the fountain at the Rock of Aso
Where the corrupted masters of the colony dwell,
It spread into me and I’m drunk of corruption!
Drunk, my greed may not wane for thousand years!
Don’t despise my gun,
Don’t be ignorant, it gives power and pride!
Accidental discharge is not my fault
Your uncultured manner pulled my trigger
Besides I was ordained a cop, untrained
This is not a game, I’m not enjoying it
I am a man, my pride is my weakness
In my sober moments my conscience bites me
Yes, truths hide under my black dress
Please help me turn a new leaf
Written by: Sunday Moshood
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson