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
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
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
When you’ve stolen all we have left
So is that right?
What is left of what is right?
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
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
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?
You will return
‘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.