Abednego Oghenechovwiere Omashone

Rookie - 138 Points (13/03/1989 / Igun, in Ethiope East L.G.A. of Delta State, Nigeria)

Consolidate! ! ! - Poem by Abednego Oghenechovwiere Omashone

Consolidate! Consolidate!
Consolidate; till you make me late

Remembered what you told me yesterday?
We shall celebrate, jubilate when I, you have elevate’
Way-round you turned, mal-administrating me everyday
Now, you’ve come! Consolidate till I’m late.

Giving me a crumb of bread, you said
“So you can have a sense of belonging”
Thereafter you told me that was the dividend of democracy
You frustrated my lofty hopes of living
And now you want to consolidate on that ojorocracy*

I shan’t forget how you brainwashed me with your money
So now when I talk, you take for a lunatic
For the pains and vices you gave me on the journey
I said consolidate till THE POTTER says “Be Static”.

(*'ojoro' is a Nigerian pidgin word for a 'cheater')

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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