Poetry

April 4, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Logor Olumuyiwa

 

By

Ògbeni Làgbàyí

 

 

unease

 

 

all is calm,

it unsettles me.

to and fro people move

with nonchalant ease,

traffic is in no hurry

to its destination,

police demand no tax

from roaring beasts

screeching on tarred paths.

I grow tense

with this building

ease.

power refuses to go

out,

gadget tariffs are low,

food stuff exchange in kobo.

i fear

for this ongoing ease.

no tussle for seats to the death,

amenities given to masses’ delight;

the nation advances in all ways.

my breath ceases

in this state of anomie

the nation finds itself.

can it ever be this way?

it is calm,

my mind is chaotic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ogbeni lagbayi

Ògbeni Làgbàyí

Lagbayi is a teacher, writer, editor, arts and culture enthusiast. His writings revolve around societal problems especially situations that “ridicule” humanity. Although he engages in other forms of writings, prefers to make his feelings known through poetry. He has unpublished works and also has edited numerous works, academic and creative. He prefers to be known as lagbayi, in small case, with the “y” facing the other side.

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