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Green, White & Green

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Green, White & Green

Here you unearth the “beast” leaders 

They actually are the best 
Best leaders anyone can possibly imagine 
Leading their subjects without force
No force nor coercion do they employ 

They lay claims on better modus 
Like washing our brains white 
White; and painting it Green
Making us wise in our own eyes
Moreover uniquely foolish in theirs

They made us believe 
Believe, that we are helpless
Soon enough, they offer to help
And we saw it coming  
Earnest help!? 

They rebrand us 
Repackage us like mere toys
Feed us with sincere lies
Conjured in their rotund beer bellies 
Brews bought by our very sweat and tears

But only time will tell 
If “Green and White” should be the colour of my brain
Only just time 

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  1. Date: 10/6/2009 9:46:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today. Thank you Gbenga. Love, Carol