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Corruption Speaks

I dwell in the hearts of callous men,
I control and make them insatiable, 
why all these campaigns against me?,
why set me on fire with sulphur and brimstone?
why set me ablaze with special gasoline and gas without ash?

I am the most popular being;doubt it...
then you are a living dead,
On pages of newspapers,on radio,on television screens;
I`m being talked about.

Government quarters are my abode,
I reside in the corridors of power,
I`m even power..,itself.
can you kill me?,
can you make me burn to ashes?
so far,my temples are  in existence,
I`m untouchable,fire resistant.

I have produced many children and grand children;
but wait.....
they are dying slowly...
Alas!there are gang ups....!
gang ups against me and my children,
my time is running out...,
another king is coming;
I`m waiting for new temples
to reside and rule over,
so as to perpetuate my reign,
Are you ready for me?,
I`m ready to give you cold icy drinks
to quench your thirst...

*Personification of corruption*

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 12:39:00 AM
    I share your thoughts too on this..... Good piece in deed. Congrats in your win Segun... cheers brov.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Olusequn! love/hugs, LG

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot once again my friend xx

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:36:00 AM
    Congratulations my friend Olusequn on your awesome win. Wishing you a blessed Christmas. Hugs/Love Maria

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:53:00 AM
    Fire & Ice thought 'out of the box' More than refreshing view on the theme Felicitations :+) Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 8:40:00 PM
    olusegun, 2 perceived opposite meanings when it comes to "FIRE And ICE" :-) Congratulations with your winning poem In , Carol's contest... goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 4:45:00 PM
    I remember this and how much I loved it the first time I read it. Congrats on a well deserved win!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Thank you for supporting my contest and congratulations on your placement Olusegun. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:56:00 AM
    wow, what a profound piece this is, and the ending is a splendid conclusion!!

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 3:30:00 PM
    WOW! This is a poem that requires deep thinking. Are we ready? I guess we should always be ready for anything, because anything can happen. One great poem. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla