The Swing

They left us swinging
like a Jangolova
from left to right and right to left.

They are leaders, they said
offered joblessness and crime
oppression and intimidation
vice and disunity
public looting and underdevelopment.

They hold the nation at ransom
youths enslaved and brainwashed,
education decapitated, imprisoned and dwarfed
poverty promoted.

They left the system in the loop
chaotic and unstable.
Now the youths are awoke
enthusiastic, aware, strengthened and ready.

They thought Lekki Massacre will thwart us
perhaps stunt our movement.
Now they offered us Youth Investment Fund (NYIF)
to buy our vote and mute our voice
but Naira can’t purchase our freedom
or equal to the blood of our sisters and brothers
at Lekki Toll.

About the author

John Uzuegbu

Creative writing is not just my hobby but part of my existence. I am a born writer and when I drop a stroke, it causes an earthquake.

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