James Ogunjimi Poems
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Don'T Tell Me We'Re Free
Don't judge us by the Smiling faces
And conclude we are happy.
Don't use as examples just a few cases
And say it's reality.
For Smiling faces do not mean the same as happy people,
Neither does smooth talk translate to goodwill.
Don't see the big cars we drive
And conclude we are rich.
Don't look at the clothes we have
And call us the real deal.
For big cars do not mean the same as rich men,
Neither does big clothes translate to big men.
Don't look at us 'going places'
And conclude we can soar.
Don't look at us like cheetahs running in ...
A New Dance
For long have we moved our body to the rhythm of this dance,
For long have we danced vigorously as people in a trance.
Yet, despite the swiftness of our feet,
The dancers are looked at as people who can't keep to beat.
What then can we do?
Must we continue the dance into our waterloo?
Or do we forsake the dance of old,
And set the stage for a new dance of our own?