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His Second Coronation

His second coronation –evident yet suspicious;with hisses of frustrationmany wore mournful looks as if in a requiem. The fog of his crown has finally cleared;enchantment has given way to disillusionment.Even some vociferous supporters are deserting –“He’s of a medieval mindset. He excludes rather than… Continue Reading “His Second Coronation”

Dark Clouds

Dark clouds hover over us latelyone of such has cleared – Iberiberism.When we were about to enjoy blue skies again,another cloud sets in – Hopeism. With faith borne out of decades of resiliencein due time this too will clear“How can you be confident about… Continue Reading “Dark Clouds”

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”

Another Wreck

Again they’ve refloated another wreck – Obigbo;shy men of culture with a deep hatredthey consider themselves patriots, statesmen,devout Muslim, intellectuals, earnest Christiansbut they look on with folded hands. That’s why you saw me: massacred in Asaba – ’67,beheaded by fanatics in 2002 as George… Continue Reading “Another Wreck”

A Tweet to the Street

My ancestor’s wildest dreama rare country today – my birthplaceyet not the land of my fathers.My future has been stolenstacked away in bank vaultsin Zurich, London n’ New Yorkexchanged for mansions in Dubai n’ Paris. As citizens, often, we amuse ourselves:we’re no cowards at… Continue Reading “A Tweet to the Street”

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”

….everywhere

Pocket lawyers everywhereRolling out conflicting analysesOf a seeming jurisdictional muddleLilly-livered politicians everywhereAuctioning their oscillating loyaltyLike a piece of cloth in a market stallEmpty minded masses everywhereBlown hither and thither like leavesTanned carton brown by miseryAnd the scorching heat of tyrannyLife is a teacher and… Continue Reading “….everywhere”

His first coronation…..

His first coronation…..was loud and boisterous,faraway folks dancedin joyous rhythmin celebratory backslapping. Emotions were infectious,‘twas a new dawn for Change.Lost in momentary covetousnessmany suspended their reasoning. Some trekked long distancesin jubilee of a new King’s ascent.The trekkers are still on the move,I suppose. Many… Continue Reading “His first coronation…..”

I’m a citizen

THE CROWN

Place it upon your head, assume a different pose – tranquil yet radiating grace. It’s an aura around a king; never show doubt, never lose your dignity beneath the crown or it will not fit. Act like a king. A king esteems himself and… Continue Reading “THE CROWN”