Helter-skelter

Helter-skelter in the city
The mall strangely in disarray –
Smashed windows, ransacked shelves.

Citizen: “Liberty! Liberty is in town. It’s a protest!”
Government: “No, no, Citizen! Be on your guard!
Law and Order now cower at your feet, too timid to act.”

Soldiers, to the street! Forward march!
Load fresh bullets in your guns
Off the safety catch, pull the trigger!

From now on, it is a curfew –
From Lawful n’ Legal to Illegal n’ Unlawful
The end justifies the means – period.

LORD, I am not worried about my soul
But, spare the lives of my sons –
All revolutions devour their children.

Copyright © Ugo Nkwoala| Spilledwoords | 2020

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