Tag: protest

Judge Melchizedek

Melchizedek – as he was popularly known sat on a dais above his finger happy clerk and his chattering typewriter, silent and inscrutable behind large reading glasses as proceedings at Court 12 progressed slowly. “You see those dark glasses he wears, they are magnifiers.… Continue Reading “Judge Melchizedek”

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”

Silent, but ….

I MAY be silent, butI’m thinking.I may not talk, butDon’t mistake me for a wall. Copyright © Tsuboi Shigeji | Translated by Geoffrey Bownan and Anothony Thwaite | 1964

Shattering Rose Glasses

Uncomplicated meI thought I was coloured blindfree-thinking and kindwith an evolved mind,loving and acceptingof the ones I find. Yet my blindnessis that of privilege.I’m just a visitorin the Global villagefrom my narrow thin mindthere is too much spillage. Although so manyare forced from their… Continue Reading “Shattering Rose Glasses”