DO (July 06,1992 / Ilorin, kwara state, Nigeria)

In The News Tonight

In the news tonight;
Politics has worn a woman's maquillage,
and the blind camera light,
seems to conceal her moral spoilage.

Politics has worn a rotund headgear
that was woven from the fabrics of falsenesses,
in a climate so cold and queer,
like a marriage starved with bliss.

Politics is dressed in a golden lace
that was sown by the thread of tyranny.
Perversities have taken its place,
like a teenager wooing his nanny.

Politics is adorned with looted spoils,
garnered like the greed of a starved swine.
‘The ox threshes in searing toils,
and never savor the issue of the vine'.

Politics has polluted the atmosphere,
And to be candid, the country is infected.
The street is starved of fresh air,
Politics' bane seems too erected.

David O. Olusanya

by David Olusanya

Comments (1)

Politics has polluted the atmosphere, And to be candid, the country is infected. The street is starved of fresh air, Politics' bane seems too erected. a great thinking and a philosophy over the theme Politics..... very very nice and beautifully expressed. thank you dear poet. tony