Politics by Ngozi Olivia Osuoha
A masquerade of ugly traits
Chasing citizens of ordinary values,
A parade of dirty linens
Messing up the environment,
Heaps of confusion
Troubling the land.
Politics, the pillar of karma
Canonizing, canalizing, cabalistic too
Beams of fetish columns
Streams of radiation
Rays of fraudulent hopes.
Politics, dirty, stinking, inhumane
Bearing stamps of hardship
Bits and bits of flesh
Pounding bones and skulls,
Severing skeletons and frames.
Politics of jungles
Lions roaring and devouring
Careless, carefree, mean, heartless, wicked
Shameless, mannerless, cultureless
Greed, selfishness, pride, hate, bigotry
Lust, lies, dishonesty, distrust, ungodliness.
Charades of barbarism
Champions of war,
Insights and instigations of hate
Waywardness and total crackdown
Complete control, complexity
Power tussle, puzzle of mystery.