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Updated on January 8, 2014

This poem was borne as a result of the many human oddities orchestrated by our so-called leaders who all appear religious but spend their lifetime duping, extorting and rendering others poor. Even the citizens lack the will and power †Φ lead a revolution as such, they have resigned †Φ fate. Like a faceless face, they have no future.


A caricature of spoilt beans

A sword without a scabbard

A gun without a lock

There a scythe set straight upon a pole

Some had only their dirks and bludgeons

Or stakes pulled out of hedges

Born of hate

Its breathe exhumes wickedness

Roses have withered

In want lives thrive

Churned by desolation

In the house of calamity

Many have trusted

Betrayal rubs their back

In silence they laughed

Scared of its calamity

Fearful of its outcome

In death their bones rest

Full of deceit

Their survival is a myth

They've saluted in defeat

There, their carcasses dwell.

A piece of creative writing by

Ubani Alexander Thandi


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    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      yes brother! thank you so much.

      wish you peace!

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      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Well said ubanichijioke!

    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      much pain indeed. Politics and its players world over feed us nothing but pain and sorrow. Men and women of insincere guts parade about in showy and flashy wears representing their pockets. I call them 'the silent thieves'...

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      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Poem packed with pain and sadness ubanichijioke !

    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks Mary sweety. Your words state the obvious truth. We can only pray for a better future.

      All the best †Φ you.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      How sad that so many in power are so two faced and profess to be what they are not. You have written this beautifully and with a powerful edge.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      To my lovely Eddy, dear Moesky, sweet Rose, beloved Ruby and my own Lee. I am most grateful and happy to read all the sweet and kind words here. You all are most loved. Be you all blessed.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A powerful poem speaking volumes of truth.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      We all agree, a powerful poem full of truth..

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A powerful poem created from powerful emotions. Awesome

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      6 years ago

      Also voted awesome. Powerful words.

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      6 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful share ubani which I vote up and share.

      Have a great day.


    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks my dear Sir Frank. You inspire and will always be my guide.

      Thanks for your show of trust.

      Be most blessed.


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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      a very explosive direct hit Love it man voted awesome!!!


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