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Still, my voyage to the Capital
A city whose other name rocks with “Aso” 
On the rock, yet in the capital 
The ruling vampires swim in affluence
They are the upper rockers,
The middle rockers strive to climb the ladder,
While vast majority wallows in misery
They, the lower pauperized rockers.

In the Capital, I did sojourned
Capital were for those whose names
Were engraved with capital letters
For many who smell riches daily
They had no cowries, less of capital 

My friends on the Rock
Were the lower cadres
Of the middle Rockers,
For them the pauperized Rockers
In Gwagwalada enroute Lugbe
Whose huts . . abodes were destroyed
Whose kinsmen were rendered homeless
Whose lives were snuffed out
Whose human dignity was compromised
For master plan of the masters
For them, I wept.

And for the bulldozer mercenaries
With toga of larger then life image
Killing  . . . destroying many with impunity
Rendering millions homeless with
No alternative homes or huts
Allocating lands to the Pot-belly rogues
Turning the doors of public taxis to private pockets
For them, I laugh hysterically
For they are no more today    
Dismissed with the dark era of the 
Ugly King with the protruding belly.

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