Ifegwu Victor

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My Mandate - Poem by Ifegwu Victor

They came requesting for it
my mandate!
requesting for my right
with sugary mouths
they showered promises on me
which in exchange for it, will give me

when the day came for me to give it
I stood in endless queues of heads
with the sun giving room to the rain
which caused us to scatter
but, with shivers later gather

And when the time came
I was bewildered of who to
among they, give it to

Then, with a mind scale
I weigh they all
and their promises weigh I also

I was unable to decide
who, why,
I should my mandate give.

Topic(s) of this poem: decision, nigeria

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was inspired to write the poem 'My Mandate' during the build-up to the 2015 general elections in my country, Nigeria.

Comments about My Mandate by Ifegwu Victor

  • Favour Ugwumba (7/22/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    Great poem, ifegwu victor (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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