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Current events have reminded me of a Poem I once had to read at school.....

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posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 10:36 AM
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All the apathy in west as govements take our rights away one by one and no one seems to care it reminds me of a poem by Niyi Osundare I had to learn way back in secondary (what you yanks call high) School:

They picked Akanniup one morning
Beat him soft like clay
And stuffed him down the belly
Of a waiting jeep.
What business of mine is it
So long they don't take the yam
From my savouring mouth?

They came one night
Booted the whole house awake
And dragged Danladiout,
Then off to a lengthy absence.
What business of mine is it
So long they don't take the yam
From my savouring mouth?

Chinwe went to work one day
Only to find her job was gone:
No query, no warning, no probe -
Just one neat sack for a stainless record.
What business of mine is it
So long they don't take the yam
From my savouring mouth?

And then one evening
AsI sat down to eat my yam
A knock on the door froze my hungry hand.
The jeep was waiting on my bewildered lawn
Waiting, waiting in its usual silence.



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