Alade Abayomi Idris

Veteran Poet - 1,395 Points (November 25,1989 / Lagos, Nigeria.)

Change! - Poem by Alade Abayomi Idris

From the horizon
Harkened as the people beckon
The sun of change.

From the horizon
Its ray could be felt
As the people hope it would melt
Sediments of rubbish formed under the umbrella.

In high spirit
Toddlers dart, children run down the street
The youths sing of hope and life.

In rare spirit
Aged swayed frail bones in jocund
In reverence of the sun
They hope would dry tears
Of dead military sons in the militia;
Of penury white collars children.

Change we want
With broom to sweep corruption clean
And sun to mop up our gloom.

Topic(s) of this poem: government


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is written in honour of general Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the winner in March 28th,2015 presidential election in Nigeria. Change is his Party slogan which the people chorused to give them hope of new life.
The poem is symbolic. Attempt should be made to decipher the symbols used

Comments about Change! by Alade Abayomi Idris

  • Rajnish Manga (3/31/2015 7:56:00 PM)


    Let the new dispensation usher into a new dawn of change for which the people joined hands and dreamed together. Thanks, Alade. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/31/2015 6:31:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem, Alade. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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