Poetry

POWER SHIFT By Frankhad

Written by Editor

Tell parents that child is the father of the man
Tell the elders that children will grow to men
Tell everyone that nothing lasts last just like a man
That when it rains, it also pours just like a pen

Tell the spinsters the weather will be changed
Tell ladies that the sun will be caged
Tell everyone that love is but a rage to be enraged
And that the suitors will at last be engaged

Tell horrific husband that children are mindful
Tell Mr Right that soft sawder should not be unmindful
Tell everyone that justice delay is denied
That the judgement will never be delayed

Tell teachers that learners’ time is short
Tell them that learners’ legs are long like shirt
Tell everyone the power will be lost
And that the deeds are not lost

Tell bosses that that post is a luck
Tell them that the head can be plucked
Tell everyone that anybody can flunk
That anyone can make a buck or be mocked
Tell the crowns that the time changes fast
Tell the mace that what goes around comes around fast
Tell everyone that nothing lasts last
And that the comeuppance may be last

Tell all white houses that history is like agony
That people leave behind when there is money
Tell all potent people to remember pharaoh
That Moses shut up with little arrow
Tell everybody that to death every one shall bow
And that power shift is power loss.

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.