Adebayo Smartfingers

Rookie (Lagos, Nigeria)

***the Day Lagos Wept**** - Poem by Adebayo Smartfingers

Christmas was some hours away
Goats, chickens & rams await their fate
Kids & folks all in dire expectation of the D-Day, i hung out with a date
The evil that befell men that day has no equal or mate
Greedy men & women ventured into a lucrative but deadly business
of vandalizing pipelines and bunkering fuels, the public wealth; an act of foolishness
Boom! Gbua! There was an explosion
The unfortunate insatiable citizens met their waterloo!
Lagos was aggrieved; hot tears flowed across the nation
Men and women were roasted like yummy barbecues
On Christmas day about 7: 30am, the scene was an eyesore
Irritated you will feel if i tell you all that i saw
Inquisitive folks gazed tirelessly, there were thousands of queues
The 'roasted meats' got more than they bargained for
So much for their craze for a pleasurable Christmas
They were all buried together; amass!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, October 15, 2010

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