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THEM DAYS SHALL SOON BE OVER

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Dis na for them
All Dis kpomo men
Wey donate their pikin future for tachere currency
Dis poem dey reach una from my frequency.
Yeye politrickcians
Election time una go form magicians
Buy we Mama conscience with oils for gallons
Our popsy dem with cheap brukutu for foreign cartons
We sisters with Dubia shopping plus karrets of diamonds
Dash we brodas guns turn dem to warlords
Uncle B this your change get K leg o
E be like say na suffer seed we sow for that ballot o
Abi na African China write your manifesto??
Food nor dey
Water nor dey
What about we NEPA pipo we nor get light.
Now the day is over
Night is drawing nigh
Fuel queue all the evening
Mass cursing across the evening Sky
For me my fuel tank is empty
All I can do is sigh
The black market I can’t even buy
Why?
Because my wage is yet to be paid
Now the darkness gathers,
Generators begin to Weep,
Heat and mosquitoes and tears
Soon will be in full swing.
Comfort every sufferer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
From their sin restrain.
Through the long night-watches
May Thine angels come
Their white wings above me,
Fan me till I am dry
This heat is a thing of legend
When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure and fresh and rashless
In dusting powder pain I shall not bask.
Glory to the Uncle B
Glory to the Oshi Vp,
And to Thee, blest former ruler of the rivers,
While all ages run
May the speed of “them” own be doubled
For of what use is change if it leaves my pocket empty
With no damn change
by
HITCH UGOCHUKWU
Source: http://loudthotzpoetry.blogspot.com.ng/2016/04/poems-read-at-loudthotz-poetry-open.html

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