Saturday, October 12, 2013

Whispers of Words by Atilola Ajayi #WarofWords2





Whispers of Words by Atilola Ajayi

The land is red
I hear the whisper of a million words
They chanted and danced the kangaroo style
Holding many clogs in their hands with anger
Some sat behind the bamboo tree, writing furiously on how the leaders loot their treasury.

The black gold is finished, they howled
Look at our president, he is a thief
He steals during the day
How did he become our president, they ask angrily.

Wait! The ministers also fly in private jet
And the senators get so much than the world
They continued their songs of solidarity
As I watch them display creativity with madness

Bunch of hypocrites matching across my path
Chanting on their voices 'we have no shoes, 
we can't feed our children,
we can't drink from the niger'

In my anger, I climbed the iroko tree
On my voice I shouted, go home
Is it not you Bola, that gave the uniform man kola
Is it not you Ade that paid your way to college

Go home and stop disturbing mother sand
As she's complaining that your boots are too hard
Go and clean your attitude with JIK
Wash your behavior with OMO
Stop stealing your neighbor's farm produce
Stop deceiving your future
Cos you are the real leaders that are led,
A thief can only lead thieves.

Glass houses ain't meant for shot put players
Sweep your bunch of brooms and not sticks
Only when you see mama's soup without peeping,
Then come back with your machete of revolution.



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21 comments:

  1. Truly Nigerians need to open our eyes to the realites expressed in this poem.

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  2. This is a good peice

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  3. Nice..... more of dis for Nigerians? We need to help ourselves b4 complaining abt govt

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  4. Hmm. The Nigerian situation only boils down to the people. We must all reassess our ways before we cry foul about our so called leaders, they are merely archetypes of the people they lead.

    Nice poem Atilola. I like it. It's plain and direct.

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  5. This is great. Hmm. The Nigerian situation only boils down to the people. We must all reassess our ways before we cry foul about our so called leaders, they are merely archetypes of the people they lead.

    Nice poem Atilola. I like it. It's plain and direct.

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  6. Nice one. Keep it up

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  7. Lovely poem....simple and captivating

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  8. its in u, go, girl go

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  9. Lovely, the nation gets the leader it deserves

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  10. Lovely, a nation gets the leader it deserves

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  11. The truth spoken from a realistic point of view is the meat of this point cos it is a call for us all to probe ourselves first before we can successfully probe and invariably see that desired change in our society........Atilola has displayed a high level of intellectuallism and cretivity in this piece........may your well of inspiration never go dry In jesus Name

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  12. Thank you everyone for your words of encouragement and for agreeing that we need to work on ourselves and to be the leader we want to lead us. Thank you and God bless you real good

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  13. Very true,we should remove the clog in our own eyes before trying to remove that in another. Nevertheless, one can't seat still when government refuse to perform.

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  14. Nice poem. Good imagery. Thumbs up.

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  15. This is the reality of the fact. The length of your accusing finger does not lengthen the list of proffered solutions. Nice one Lola good to read this.

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  16. This is the reality of the fact. The length of your accusing finger does not lengthen the list of proffered solutions. Nice one Atilola good to read this.

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  17. Nice poem with much enthusiasm. Good encampment and run on lines. The poem persona really did well with the display of her work with video, although it's interpretation is subject to the reviewer.

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  18. itamah priscilla isi.October 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Nice one Atilola.interesting n captivating.keep it up

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