DEMOCRACY

Democracy In my country Is a demo gone crazy Like a drunk it is hazy Staggering as if lazy My country Making its own dictionary Redefining Democracy Giving all authority To those with chieftaincy But this is just poetry Against such authority Seems just petty But all I can do...

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MEN AT WORK

Most of us work everywhere A large workforce here and there A half or nearly all of the country For us, poverty works Never are we unemployed We are just busily poor- that’s all. We do all sorts; White-collar crimes and whatnots Atop dumpsites, along dark alleys Massed up on...

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WORDS

Words are not expensive So I can afford to spend them on you Without being apprehensive. But then mere words, cheap Could steal a well guarded heart Or break one, chip after chip. “I hate you” could end a life Just as a casually whispered “I love you” Could turn...

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SALLAH RHYMES (a comic relief)

Alhaji, that ram is not for you alone! I’m watching you, waiting! Don’t let me change my pleading tone! … I saw Musa and Rahman last night They were not alone: A pair of horns struggled in the moon light. So when the bleating ceases in your yard And Hajiya’s...

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I AM…!

i am the son of my mother the child of my father i am the creation of my creator an offspring of nature i am the voice of the silent i speak their intent i am the finger crushing the weevil i blunt the barbs of evil i am the...

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POLITRICKS

They come again to spit their words, Our self-crowned Lords. What have we not heard? Are we not the gullible herd? Their words flow like rain Only to flow into the drain. In colors of rainbow they paint A blissful tomorrow with no taint. And with words that tease our...

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THAT GIRL…

She is the personification Of beauty in motion. She is the notes on the sheet That guides the drummer’s beat. She is the scent of the rose Come, let her tease your nose She is a soundless song, hear it And lose yourself in its beat. She is the flood...

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