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Below is the poem entitled THE MACABRE DANCERS which was written by poet Gbenga Onalaja. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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These words they speak at the parliament
And big words emanating with spirit
But the less crystal night 
And the more benign stare of the fireflies
Holds no fear for their night acts 

Ghana - must - gos rolling in 
Only the jumbos qualified 
And stuffed to the zip with our funds
Perfectly arranged 
For these parliaments big words speak

This treacherous faces revealed
Now their camouflage they need not
For they are like shadows 
In the dark sinister glare of the Night

Only the night can see

Party over
And the lights are back on 
They, sitting in the comfort of parliament theater
And a state of the art therapy seats
Ignorant of tutorial hunger

We, sitting and watching 
In a state of the earth hunger therapy
subject to perpetual hiss and bitterness
And a night of deadly fervid dreams

Alas! nothing can we do
But watch & wash as they waste
What was our work wages in haste
For all year long

And we can simply sing  this song
For all Macabre dancers knows no pause

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  1. Date: 4/15/2010 5:16:00 AM
    A fine write, nice.