Poetry

LEADERS LIKE KILLJOYS By Okanalawon khalid

Written by Editor

Quarantine, Lockdown and Isolation.
Our new general vocabularies
The ones we sadly have to get used to

Pandemic outbreak; Doctors’ Language
Stay Home; our Leaders’ tune
Stay Home security agents say

Computer experts keep giving us values
Updates looking like Instagram account
Followers, Following, posts.

While our so-called government is enjoying,
We are “staying home” on a 001,101,110 diet
Sometimes we eat other times we starve

Minster of …. Is 50 but he looks 25
The ideal 25 aged is looking 50
Because of Labour and joblessness

The Breakfast is GARRI without sugar
and to take lunch we have to Hawk
While some people are slurping our Money

Countless unsettled marriage issues
Even the family law court is tired
Most of Failed marriage narrows down to poverty

Survival Instinct makes ‘stay Home’ go down the lane
Nobody wants to stay home hungry
‘stay home ‘ but nothing to keep them there

This is a selfish Act
A hunt for personal Gain
A state of BOURGEOISIE

The Government,
We need to breath, live and laugh
Our Teens want to pursue their career
The youth want to be friutful not jobless
The Aged want to be fruitful

Create an avenue where everybody is equal,
be it Royalty or Commoners.

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.