A PRAYER FOR THE DEAD (A POEM)



A PRAYER FOR THE DEAD (A POEM)

I sit and watch in an amazed uniform
Looking at those who use the pen
To inflict suffering on the masses
Dressed in flamboyant attires
Clad in lofty dresses
Sipping and ripping the flesh
Off the body of my people


The so-called political saviors
Our leaders of courage
Look at them
Living fat and big
Driving the most expensive cars
Living in the finest of mansions




But we Sit here in want
Eating of their unfulfilled promises
Chants of hope never ending
They feed us lies at their campaigns
They sell us with their words


I weep for my country, my life is a waste
Look at them, looking fresh and new
Skin more supple than that of an African goddess
Lips glittering like the flash on a crystal


We are tired of your lies
Your deception kills our ego
Your lies deface our morale

Are we all not equal?
What wrong did we commit?


Your doom is inevitable
Like the growth of a new plant
Our escape shall sprout
With anger and vexation, hasty
Our hands shall take hold of your throat
Our mouths shall curse your lineage
We shall shed your blood upon the altar
Like lambs for sacrifice, your extinction is near!

©copyright 2012 - Ubani Alexander Thandi

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Powerful and clever.

I now look forward to many more by you.

Eddy.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Dear Eiddwen,

It is a pleasure to read your seasoned words of encouragement. It leaves me with nothing but joy and happiness. Your words are much appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Ubani Alexander Thandi


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BongSantos 4 years ago from Philippines

Clearly, you love your country intensely. I'm with you in the hope that sooner rather than later, the 'end' will come.

Forceful words expressing dismay, sadness, courage, and hope. Great write once more.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

Thanks my cute friend Bong. It is always a pleasure to enjoy your company.

You are the best!

Thanks

Ubani Alexander Thandi


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautifully written and is sadly true. Cheers


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos Author

My dear Ruby, thanks so much for the comment. You re so sweet. Lots of love from me


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

This poem here shall do, I will be sharing it on our new community page for sure, thanks bro for caring to team up with us. Our community is now your community.

Those who are pesky enough to rise to leadership and not follow through for the people are always doomed to fail indeed, nice poem, full of passion and compelling word play. Nice one!

Thumbs up and getting shared elsewhere as well.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Good Morning Ubani,

This is so powerful, a real mater piece! I will be so proud to share this heart felt poem, filled with much truth, tragedy, and sadness. I do believe the evil people who inflict such horror on a nation will one day pay for their sins. God almighty,in his time will bring justice to the long suffering of many.

Thank you for sharing your gifted heart.

Sunnie


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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos Author

Dearest Cloudexplorer, I am grateful †Φ God for providing me such outstanding friend and wonderful mentor. In you I have found encouragement and hope. Your words are golden! My God will bless you.

Dear Sunnie, my mouth is dry of words †Φ value Ʊr kindness but my heart speaks your praise. Your kindness is pleasant and so is Ʊr soul.

You are blessed.

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