TO CHOOSE OR NOT

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TO CHOOSE OR NOT

Another political leap year turned the corner

Bearing its weighted burden;

Parties to attend and belong to,

Identities to portray,

Lies to be sermonized from rally pulpits,

Partisan lured by some kind of cake slice;

Sour or molded

Epistolized eulogies and backlash color the media,

Trained zombie parrots take to screens,

Charlatan Patriots yell mantras at screeching levels

While taking bold steps backwards,

Lukewarm citizens exonerate their rites, crowing:

“why bother”,

Commerce flirts around with inflation

Fraternizing to ingrain poverty,

Soiled hands and deep pockets make mergers,

Anxiety calls out names

And makes even the brave kneel to pray,

Hopes are cast like a die

Gamble to choose the thought lesser evil,

Candidates stoop to cheaply decorated stabs,

Polling booths the deciding ground.

Expectancy of a fair elect

Winnow through the parties,

Past the cloaks, handouts and desperation

Patriots unwilling to trade their birth rights

March they will, pupils alight

Nigeria, will decide.

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