A Lost Decade

This day finds me chained in toils

While politicians and their cohorts

Snuff out the lives of public millions,

To blow their trumpets of corruption

In the drama of their democracy day.

 

Politics masquerade in multiple faces

Thuggery and vote-rigging glorified,

Medals shared on the pages of papers

To self-appointed saviours of the nation

In the drama of their democracy day.

 

I cannot celebrate this democracy

In the pain of my castration!

I cannot celebrate this democracy

In the shame of my cowardice!

I cannot celebrate this democracy

I mourn the demise of humanity!

 

        (c) Kabura Zakama, 29 May 2009, ABUJA

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