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Tramps: A POEM

Updated on August 9, 2014
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Tramps: A POEM


Many reel in great ignorance

Like the unfortunate spill of faeces

From a diarrhea-stricken anus

Their mouths like the pieces of a shattered glass


I watch, silently

Like the head of a smoked fish

With open mouth filled with shame

A poke to pop

Like a tot stricken with fever

Deep in trouble's den

Glancing in silhouetted pauses


Few live in poverty's shadow

Many drink it like wine

Sorrow is at the back door

With a bump to his face

But his guts are still the same

From the mouths of the stalkers

Words jab the air

Stinking of sullen promises

The stench is in their hands

To rip us apart


Storied stories of stinking saints

Who can tell from the cap of a dick

Its ripeness and sweetness

We've been demystified

Lampooned and deceived

Our conscience ajar

Like the open hands of a prayer-warrior

Nemesis is king!


Our hearts ripped apart with false promises

For their chance to reap the seats

Seats littered with power

Marauders of oafish clan

The people, their tool


Many reel in great ignorance

Like the unfortunate spill of faeces

From a diarrhea-stricken anus

Their mouths like the pieces of a shattered glass.


A piece of creative writing by

Alexander Thandi Ubani

A Poet, Playwright, Writer and Thespian

┬ę┬«Copyright 2014

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    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      4 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks, teaches and you are right. We all subjected to a thrashy and messy political system. Yours is better than what is applicable here (Nigeria).

      But they all have same objective--to reap the seat of power and dominate us with their selfishness.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      "Our hearts ripped apart with false promises

      For their chance to reap the seats

      Seats littered with power"

      This reminds me of our political system of today. Great poem.

    • ubanichijioke profile imageAUTHOR

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      4 years ago from Lagos

      Thanks taiwo for the comment.

      You are so right Ruby. Politicians have turned many to tramps with their evil schemes. Such a sad tale for many who are easily walloped by their sweet tongues.

      Nadine: yeah, that's how the politicians sell us with false promises. They trample on our ego and squash our hopes with their wicked thirst.

      Frank: it's always a pleasure to read from you, Sire.

      Gypsy: you are right. But most who do have come against life's wicked thrashing and bashing that their hope is a hopeless hope. It all boils down to the excesses of those who have the will and power to make a difference--politicians-- but choose to loot and starve the people of their daily needs.

      Great thanks to my sweet friends for stopping by. Blessings to you all.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A tramps life is certainly not easy. However there are those who do choose to live that way.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      a very heart wrenching group of words Uban.. voted awesome :)

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wow very sad: Our hearts ripped apart with false promises.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Tramps must live a miserable life on the street. Your words depict the rot and gut of just trying to survive, Awesome Thandi......

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      Lol. Funny poem yet Beautiful

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