Mr Politician - Poem by victor onyango
'My people, i feel compelled to explain my position superlatively'
A good cue often you bring forth
The feeling of enough is better than too much
The electorate we gave you a job
Back then you could have chats with us and was friendly
But now you got security and you keep us a mile from you
Are we that vile that you are protected from us?
Yesterday you and i could walk along the dusty road together
But today its you whose limousine splashes muddy water on me
And since your windscreen is tint, you just didn't see it
You have succeeded,
And to the people you have brought development
Our roads are impassible
There are no drugs in the hospitals
The funds for our children's bursary was used to build yourself a bungalow
The schools development funds are invested in your private business
All the jobs are for you and your kinsmen.
Mr politician, you have changed our lives
You choke us
And you live us dying
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