Sunday, 27 April 2014

POVERTY


Are you mortal or immortal?
Few do not know and have never seen you
To them you are just a concept
To us you are real
Your visits are daily, weekly and yearly
We see you in our meals
Feel your presence during meal-less days and medical- less days
You sometimes come like ‘natural disasters’
Storms, drought, war, famine, disease, epidemic, unpaid wages, unemployment, terrorism
Whenever you strike, they become richer
Relief committees, resettlement, reconciliation, revolving and reconstruction they form
Indeed they relief the government of its money
Resettle their children in foreign schools
Reconcile with their pimps
Revolve the drugs to their personal stores
Reconstruct their mansions
After your visits rations of food are hurriedly sent after two weeks
Blankets come after second burial
Swarms of medical workers after miraculous cures
Why must it be us and not them?
They hold press conferences on our cordial relationship
They circulate brown envelopes and take photographs
They print posters for incredible accepted explanations
Why must they advertise us?
Poverty,
Are you a human being or a spirit?
If you are change your visits so that I too can teach them to resettle, reconcile, revolve and reconstruct

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful one, Seyon. I love the 'R' rhymes. I love me some piece where words are beautifully knitted into a logical pattern to whet my intellectual appetite.

    More pls!!!

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  2. Beautiful one, Seyon. I love the 'R' rhymes. I love me some piece where words are beautifully knitted into a logical pattern to whet my intellectual appetite.

    More pls!!!

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  3. Nice piece






    @iMannie_

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  4. Wow insightful piece.
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  5. Another nice one dear - Keep em coming. Btw, How have you been?

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    1. I will. Been good oh Asa, work stress and all. You have not been regular though

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  6. you write so well hun
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  7. Woow, woow, woow. i feel your words dou.
    www.thatnigeriangirl.net

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  8. Nice write up amaka! Never knew you are this good! Am trying not to be jealous! @Travis.

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