Tag: Corruption

Godfather

Homegrown, privileged – a handful of men;organized, they extract rents, pull stringscajole everyone for their own selfish goodat an expense that’s unfathomably gruesome.Proceeds of public good they keep at bayonly for the welfare of family and cronies‘whom-you-know’ and ‘whom-you-can-sway’ –is their mantra insomuch aspower,… Continue Reading “Godfather”

Conspiracy

Nothing works against the successof a scheme so much as a wish to makeit wholly secured n’ sure to succeed.Such an attempt requires many men,much time and very favorable conditions;these heighten the risk of being discovered –how daring, how O dangerous!Yes, Conspiracy has a… Continue Reading “Conspiracy”

Helter-skelter

Helter-skelter in the cityThe 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… Continue Reading “Helter-skelter”

By the Tollgate

By the tollgate at Lekki, by the roadsidefar from the comforts of our loved oneseased from the day-to-day tasks we abidethere we sat in anguish n’ anger – agitated. Placards we brought with us –a solace to our heavy hearts,a plead to the world… Continue Reading “By the Tollgate”

Inheritance

I – all my father bequeathed mewere good name n’ honesty – a treasure,so rich to pay for Tomorrow’s fare –value beyond measure. A bureaucrat, resorting to vile schemesto covet commonwealth to bestow to his childrenmy father did not, nor did his fathers before… Continue Reading “Inheritance”

Nightmare

Do you believe a soncan solemnly love his mother –bleed for his motherland and republicin the very heartbeat of his soulyet repeatedly betray n’ rape her?You’ll say nay,never mind how bizarre, illogical,foolish, spiteful or unthinkablebut men do it, I’ve done so,you’ve too, we still… Continue Reading “Nightmare”

I’m a citizen

@59

Today at 59, I sing of the beauty of Nigeria without the bickering of tribe without the malice of a map – no Muslim north, no Christian south no Igbo resentment, no Yoruba stereotype nor Hausa/Fulani ‘Born-to-Rule’ hypothesis. I sing of a country free… Continue Reading “@59”

Election Day

If Election day is tomorrow Ms. Radio Announcer, Mr. Electoral Umpire do me the favour of tellin’ him to come another day. I’ve not delivered on my many promises nor ‘ve I paid my vows to eradicate Bribery & Boko Haram nor answer’d that… Continue Reading “Election Day”

I am This, I am That

Rich flocks trust in money greatly, trust not. Pols crave for power mostly, crave not. Power is a beauty Time and Liberty wrinkles and devours; very much like money – an illusion. Like brine, you drink and drink you acquire and acquire accumulate and… Continue Reading “I am This, I am That”