WHAT IS LEFT OF WHAT IS RIGHT by DORNUBARI ANNAH aka CHOICE POET #WarOfWords4

WHAT IS LEFT OF WHAT IS RIGHT by DORNUBARI ANNAH aka CHOICE POET

Yesterday…

You came with your device

Of bags upon bags of rice

Preaching CHANGE! CHANGE!!

With some pocket change

With scrawny necks, sunken cheeks,

Blurred red eyes

We listened to your many lies

Our lives uncertain like a spinning dice

We’re not fools man, we’re wise

Bad roads, poor education, epileptic electric

Are the receipts of your deceit

Take it!

No, don’t run. Sit

And hear me replay your campaign promises

On your Champagne table

You said our life is bent cos we went left

We couldn’t have seen the light

You said you’re here to make left right

LIAR!

When you’ve stolen all we have left

So is that right?

What is left of what is right?

Today…

You enjoy

A convoy of tinted cars paves your way

While we with many scars cave away

Like twinkle, twinkle little stars

You turn diamonds with a galaxy of camera lights

When they go click, click, click all over you

Like a Nollywood star

See who promised me a car

TAAAAAH!

Bad man na bad man

Where on earth is that thing you called manifesTO

That you failed to make MANIFEST TO your people

From hotel to hotel you hop

Drinking Champagne

Celebrating your broken campaign promises

Your life’s sweet with Swiss accounts

Our blood pressure mounts

When we see you on the cover of news papers

Smiling bye bye at us

You make teenage girls your project

Just what do you project?

Do I plague your conscience

When you cross your T’s and dot your I’s

With well-rehearsed lies?

Am I that poem you hate to read, Mr. Politician?

Tomorrow…

You will return

With…

‘Don’t look back or go left

Just walk right, vote right’

Are we Lot’s wife?

For out thumbs you may come with guns and swords

But we’ll fight you with a war of words

Let’s see who wins this war of words

You’re nothing left of what is right

You’re just the wrong compass leading left, left

But even with our two eyes closed

We will vote right

As I’d walk right.

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