February 22, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Mukiibi Sserunjogi



Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st



I am a Leader



I love my position

Second to money:

The Minister of Silence!

The fatty breakfast pork debilitates my body,

And now I am dozing as always,

A beast for luncheon!


I vainly hear the debate,

A very heated debate:

On the launch of gay rights,

Abortion, term and age limit extensions,

Our fat salary increment, etcetera.

I second the motion from my sleeping heart!


Now I relaxingly doze:

Looking like an angry ape;

Tall-mouthed, pot-bellied!

I soon fall into a dead sleep!

My mouth wide open for flies,

Salivas run down my childish mouth,

Like a hungry hyena tied before a roasting meat!


I soundly snore,

Enjoying the parochial defense,

Headset boom on my grey head

While I belch interval foul smell,

And break flatus wind

That quietly roars on seats

Flooded with countless honorables!


My deaf ears vainly hear the hoarse dying cries

Of my neglected infant orphan-constituency!

I never let it bother my Eden-nap!

My constipated belly pains with pork!

My fat salary and allowances await me,

The debate goes on…!











Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st

Kabedoopong Piddo Ddibe’st is a Ugandan Poet/English and Literature teacher, born in Kitgum, an Acholi by tribe, aged 26.

He is from the land ruled by Idi Amin Dada (1971-9), then by Museveni (1986-present), invaded by LRA/Lord Resistance Army under Joseph Kony(1986-2006).

Thus, he comes from a dirt poor family background, a nation where life is at stake.


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