olawale famodun

Freshman - 722 Points (Lagos Island)

Power Supply - Poem by olawale famodun

Oh, they’ve taken the light again,
Black out across the streets and skies,
Black out on the nation.
PHCN holds the light; NEPA takes it away,
Then as epileptic as the nation’s power supply is
It comes and it goes and it comes.
Power is weak
Power is gone
Power comes in half current
The nation is in blackout!
Government’s conspiracy to loot
The nation is sick
Health sector is crippled
PHCN holds the light; NEPA takes it away.
People shout ‘Up NEPA! ’
Pace of education is synonymous to the snail’s
All because power supply fails
Government makes the nation sick
Power supply is weak,
But water is always at Kainji Dam!
Cables are missing
Masts are disappearing
NEPA and PHCN are faceless
In need patiently of facelift.
A nation with everything
Fails to do anything
Bearing nothing.
But we have oil!
Now, there is light
But it would soon go;
Anticipating more of when it must fail.
Everything stands still
Like Lot’s wife
After she had looked back;
And we are looking back too much,
PHCN holds the light; NEPA takes it away.
Generators are droning people to death
Kerosene is burning houses like oil tankers
The nation is burning itself like the fire beetle
All because the power supply fails,
But government could rectify anomaly!
NEPA comes; NEPA goes.
There is no light,
Yet light is free like air.
Change is not the only constant thing,
Also power supply failure.

Topic(s) of this poem: corruption

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 6, 2015

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