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.

Oládélé Ayò Qasoomah

About the author


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.