|Monday, August 15, 2022|
t bleeds profusely,
and her citizens cry desperately,
not on ad hoc basis,
but continuously as days roll-by into months
and months plunge into years.
Many have huge appetite for food,
but nothing on their dining table.
The dire situation provokes
the urge to immigrate
in response to the push and pull factor.
Many are citizens with fertile brain,
armed with documents
to buttress their claims,
but unable to stamp their feet
on the sand of time.
A group of youth unable to convert
stumbling blocks. into marvelous stepping stones,
cling unto drug consumption
to release themselves from the biting effect of
economic and political cul de sac.
And the effect of the drug
whose sobriquet is mkpurumiri
makes him an idiot or madman,
that behaves in a bizarre fashion,
compelling relatives to watch him with care,
to prevent him from committing suicide.
Once a student, and profound thinkers,
but now ruined by a political system,
and unable to realize his dreams.
Drug has colonized his brain and makes him
see things that do not actually exist.
Give him a paper and pen
to write his name,
and he would scribble devilís signature.
Engage in constructive discussion with him,
and he would utter plenty of disjointed
conglomeration of absurd bereft of ideas
and devoid of verbs, punctuating them
with hilarious laugh and nose picking,
a symptom of peculiar malady..
One wonders why citizens of my nation,
should suffer in the mist of plenty.