Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules:
PoemHunter.com will be giving away Amazon.com gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside PoemHunter.com
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in.
PoemHunter.com has the right to cancel or edit this contest.
PoemHunter.com has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Babatunde Aremu


Accusing Fingers


You are the cause
I am not, you are
They are the culprits
They are not, you are
Other tribes are responsible
No, its your tribe
The West caused the war
No, it originated from orient
Colonial master retards our progress
Yes, but the neo-colonialist are accomplices
The eastern ideologues caused poverty
Not at all, its the capitalist greed
Your religion caused the crisis
Far from it, its yours

The drama goes on unabatedly
Across the cyclical globe
Fingers point to another
No one accepts responsibility
Everyone wears Adamic garment
Everyone sanctimoniously claims innocence
We are all responsible
Each one deposits a quantum
That crystallised into igneous of rots
No one is innocent
No one is a saint
There are motes in our eyes
Every nation, bloc, race, tribe, tongue
Are by commission or omission reponsible
The other four fingers point to the owners

Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Accusing Fingers by Babatunde Aremu )

Enter the verification code :

  • Onyeme John (12/21/2012 11:53:00 AM)

    Excellent! Every man is responsible for his misfortune. The tongue that belligerently claims the other is guilty without scrutinizing its own fault, is paradoxically guilty too. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (10/22/2012 7:53:00 AM)

    great poem...........powerful emotions.....................may people get the message behind! (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Surprise Of Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. What If..., Jim Yerman
  3. Waking From A Deep Sleep, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. A View of Unity, V P Mahur
  5. Leaving Something Of Self, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Mental Block Doc, Ima Ryma
  7. a post-queer star, Nyein Way
  8. New Twilight Of Chance, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Shadows Of Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. दैज्लां दुब्लिनि, Ronjoy Brahma

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
And squeeze with all my might until
No breath of being lingered there.
Three times I drove the demon out,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]