29 Nov

When we were in panties

And when gullibility marked our heyday

We sang of heroes past

Of heroic sons and daughters


Yesterday was pillared on hope

Hope of a better tomorrow

But that which we hoped for

Of that which our hope tethered


Leadership tragedy assassinated

All that which we hoped for



Whose pocket was hitherto filled to brim

With so much in kitty

Degenerated into a pauper state

Because of prodigal sons and daughters


Our hope was only a hope

Our dream remains a dream

Yesterday we sang of heroes

Today it is sans heroes


Lootocratic executives are just to steal

Kleptomanic judiciary is blind to justice

Legislatures just to fill their kitty

All to steal without pity


Tomorrow is bleak and dark

For a nation so bless with looters

The hope remain is ‘us’

The spring of ‘Arab Spring’ is what we need


© Femi Olabisi (November 2012)


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Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Poetry


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