Poetry

March 28, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Adeyemi Aderonke

 

 

 

I Must Fight This Corruption

 

 

Our reserves are empty

Our resources are gone

Our citizens continue to starve

I must fight this corruption.

 

Bombings continue

Our places of worship destroyed

Killings continue unreported

I must fight this corruption.

 

They waste our soldiers’ lives

Gambles with civilians’ lives

And spread fake victory songs

I must fight this corruption.

 

Foreign investors flee

They shake their heads

At the giant of Africa

I must fight this corruption.

 

They bribe the masses

With penury pennies

Yet threaten our democracy

I must fight this corruption.

 

They mobilize useless thugs

Snatch ballot boxes

And walk on tinted glasses

I must fight this corruption.

 

They spit out hate speech

Stirrup ethnic crises

And stifles our voices

I must fight this corruption.

 

It’s a few days to election

People can no longer sell nor buy

For fear of violence

I must fight this corruption.

 

Our schools are shut

Our roads are blocked

Men in uniforms flock our streets

I must fight this corruption.

 

I am the hope of Nigeria

I have done it before

Give me time to do it again

I must fight this corruption.

 

 

 

 

 

Adeyemi Aderonke

Adeyemi Aderonke is a graduate of Mass Communication. She hails from Ondo state and lives in Kaduna state Nigeria.

She is a teacher and a motivational speaker who loves to read, write and share positive words of wisdom through poetry and articles; to this end, she has founded The Gallant Generation as a social media outlet where she relates to people on how and why they should live their best possible life irrespective of their past failures and disappointments.

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