DEFEATED WARRIORS by Ololade Akinlabi

Chanting the victorious war songs from afar our warriors are back home all covered with the blood of neighbour enemies they never disappoint us. Their victorious medals stand not the best of time our household is crippled foundation built upon gasps cracks run through the mind of our fence peace, now...

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MAN SAID

And man said… Let there be cars, And surrogate replicas of stars. Let there be, Little pools to trap the sea. And there was… Man said … Let there be wars, Guns be freed from weapon stores, That we may have conquest, And eat flesh in a banquet. And there...

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STEALTH

Things falling apart How can the centre hold? When the glue at the centre is a tool that puts asunder. Like a pack of card we crumble Like the walls of Jericho we collapse Falling off the wall like Humpty Dumpty All the king’s men and all the king’s horses...

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WHO DIES NEXT?

Who dies next? The news is next, Alarmed on causing terror, Some are calculated and assimilated in error, Skulls in the news, will beg the questions, why children,mothers,and fathers, cries, Mourns, and dies, from the maelstrom of ethnic hatreds, Who dies next? From the virus that is now aberrant, with...

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CORRUPTION

As a pauper you crept into our cities And on you, many took pity Sheltered you and gave you food But now we all are taken to be fools You told us you were only here on a visit And we didn’t know that keeping you was a big risk...

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