Tony Adah


I Am Not One - Poem by Tony Adah

I want to be a happy loser
In the spirit of sportsmanship
I had sewn two shirts for myself
Of green, red and white
The insignia of the largest political party
In Africa
But the party shrank
And bowed to religion and ethnicity
Still I am a citizen of my country.
Elections have come and gone
And I am dancing at the periphery
Some men with hearts have gone
To pool at the winning party
Which promised change that's still distant
But I can not change
Because there's no change
More so, my sewn shirts are adorning
My wardrobe
And the one I'm wearing in my heart
Sticks like a member of the heart
My heart harbours a guest
And this guest is my principle
I will not change
Because my party has lost
For political chameleons
Are mere prostitutes in the brothels of politics
And I am not one.

Topic(s) of this poem: character


Comments about I Am Not One by Tony Adah

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (1/8/2016 8:46:00 AM)


    Principled people are not always easy to change! You are right to maintain your principle, after all, are their any much differences between the losers and the winners? Birds of the same feathers! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/8/2016 2:19:00 AM)


    Very admirable, standing up for your beliefs and principles. Not too much of that going on these days! Good to know there are still some people who have morals and ethics. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016



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