ali chukwuemeka

Rookie - 53 Points (03 01 1989 / abeokuta)

The Power Holders - Poem by ali chukwuemeka

Spending a night in darkness
Is never a man's wish,
But a compelled plot amongst options,
Presented in our leader's corruption dish.

All light bulbs refuse to glow.
In the absence of electricity,
Darkness seems to be in a row,
Having his grip on one's soul with great tenacity.

The power holding company of nigeria,
Has proven to be what their name suggests they were,
Denying nigerians a craving sate of euphoria,
Which we all long in our souls to see.

Technology has indeed provided us an alternative,
Emancipating us from the grip of the power holders,
But poverty, the most dreaded disease,
Has retained the masses in the captivity of the power holders.

We all long for freedom
From the grip of the power holders.
We all long for freedom
From the shackles of the power holders.
We all long for freedom
From the uncomfortable invasion of darkness.

Comments about The Power Holders by ali chukwuemeka

  • Gold Star - 49,401 Points Roseann Shawiak (9/11/2015 1:56:00 AM)

    Very interesting perceptions and evaluation, Ali! Power companies think they are above the law, charging outrageous prices for electricity, so much so, the people in poverty are left without any! Here in the U.S. we are finding the same problems, rates are so high and if you can't pay, they shut you off. Even if it's a medical necessity, like oxygen use or machines to keep you breathing and alive at night.
    We are exploring many options individually, googling methods and engines that require absolutely no electricity from the power companies. Like the magnifying engine which can power a 4 bedroom house without electricity from the power companies. The Tesla generator, generators that need no gas whatsoever, etc. How to drill your own well so you don't have to pay for water. All types of machines that need no electricity to run them! American ingenuity wins out every time. Here they are charging exorbitant rates for solar, so only the rich can afford it. You have to think outside the box and eventually the power companies will go under! Cannot wait for that to happen in the U.S. No power grids needed at all! Thank you for this informative and powerful poem, it's message definitely resonates across the world. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 29,942 Points * Sunprincess * (8/23/2014 8:52:00 AM) interesting write....hopefully the moon shines brightly.... (Report) Reply

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