Treasure Island

Adedeji Ologbenla


Our Plight

In the heart of the hinterland
Descended wickedness with a heavy hand Blood painted the streets red
Blown into pieces is the head

Men lift up holy hands in praise
With praises they fill their days
For they live to hear the boom of the bomb
And tell the stories not, to the walls of their tomb

No matching in the park
No sounds of war in the dark
No warning note tendered
All you hear is the evil being rendered
With the boom comes the screams
A car, a house, a man, the burning beams

From the beam we run helter-skelter
Away from our abode we seek shelter
Our castle is surprised and plundered
Our kinsmen savagely murdered

“Wish we could brew us a medicine of revenge
To destroy deadly raccoon that ravages human soul”

Our country bleeds to death
To death is our future hacked
Survival now a dearth
For evil men are now backed
With weapons that destroy life in mass
And good men now flee about
While death flow in the air as gas
And the country now in a bout

Our country now sink beneath the yoke
The country on our behalf weeps and bleeds
While we sleep and don’t care

As long as we don’t care
About what happens in the hinterland
I plead we seek a desolate place
And there weep our bosoms empty
For our future now lie in peril

Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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 (Our Plight by Adedeji Ologbenla )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

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. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. Poetic styles, Somanathan Iyer
  2. Unknown Cat, Somanathan Iyer
  3. Around us, Somanathan Iyer
  4. Don't ask certain people what food you h.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  5. Empty Cartridge, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. Your Love, abigail sikwenda
  7. The Missing Feeling, abigail sikwenda
  8. Lights Off, abigail sikwenda
  9. Situationships, abigail sikwenda
  10. Kind leaning, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem


Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]