Poetry

FREE-DOOM OF THE PEOPLE By Oládélé Ayò Qasoomah

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

 

In the band called democracy,

Freedom is the snare.

 

Look at them on our television

The politicians manacle our brains

And ink our thumbs on papers

We’ve been told to sing with shattered jaws

After we bathed in their larcenous punches.

We drink the waters of deception

And shout ‘demo-crazy’ with muzzled mouths.

 

A husband now whispers the supper menu

For democracy

Is where our legs are freed

But our tongues are fettered.

About the author

Bada Yusuf Amoo

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