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Turbulence: A POEM

Updated on May 28, 2014

Turbulence: A POEM

Come with me
And taste the bizarreness of life
To the fountains and edges of the moon
Tell me, what have become of my friend the locust?
Is he still gazing at the stars
And searching for leaping heights?
I am tired of these ailing stories
Stories of a nation
My nation

The buckets are filled with pleasantries
Echoes amidst failure
From Ndi-osu imi
They have robbed the land
Blood is everywhere
The pages have turned no more
The sands are wet
Wet with our sorrowful tears

Look at them
The pot-bellied jesters
Shouting on top of their voices
Pleading for votes
Turn your bum at them
Force their noses in-between the crack
Let them revel in the smell
For they are sweet liars
Their hearts at the back
They think only of themselves
A life of shame
Their conscience is like the breast of our mothers
Made flat over years of constant pressing

Shabby shaggy scammers
They are the genesis of our woes
Their souls as dark as coal
Their place is in the belly of the toad
Follow the dance of the ant
Let their thoughts feed your mind
Learn from their ways!

A piece of creative writing by
Alexander Thandi Ubani
┬ę┬«Copyright 2014
A Poet, Playwright, Writer and Thespian

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      Very much to change, teaches. As it is, they aint even ready for a change. too bad!

      thanks for stopping by. have a blessed day.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Our nation has much to change in habits. Great poetry!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 3 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks Gypsy for your kind comment. bless you.

      Thanks to Frank for the wonderful comment too.

      and blessed be your soul Ruby for stopping by.

      Cheers :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The sand is wet with tears..Poetry that tugs at the heart...

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      sweet liars.. I like that small sample.. another great poem my friend :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Yes, let's follow the dance of the hard working and creative ant.