Poetry

FREE-DOOM OF THE PEOPLE By Oládélé Ayò Qasoomah

Written by Editor

 

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

Editor

Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.

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