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We shall vote with our consciences

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We shall vote with our consciences


Let us cast our minds 
back to '1983' massacre
When inking our thumbs 
were as inking our 
We exercised our 
franchise in peace
But the result was 
given in pieces
We roared against it !!
Our roars were 
silenced by gun
Roads were littered with 
And frozen bloods in 
our drainages
Homes were razed to 
The hands of Akure 
sons were drumming
-the broken-wall in 
And her daugthers 
were dancing in anguish
To the feast of war
We shall vote with our 
To elect our favourite 
not an alien
-Who came from 
beyond to rule our 
My people!
Help me to tell 'PDP'
We can no longer stay 
under their teared-
Where our heads 
expose to sun's rays
Tell 'ACN' brooms can 
no Longer sweep away 
our banes
Tell 'LP' it's done whats 
Our consciences'll say 
maybe 'LP' to stay or go
All I know is that;
We shall vote with our 
Poet: Adesitimi Taiwo.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 1:18:00 AM
    Omo Oba, I must confess! U are really poetically clothed in words. I promise you, if u put more crude of passion to you poems, you will grow taller than Wole Shoyinka. ur writings; are Amazing! I guess we are from the same home town 'Akure' my place is found at Owodoni Stress, at Hospital Road. Its really gold,going through ur poems. thanks. U could add me up on FBook Oloidi Oluwafemi, or add my bb pin 2734F102. Stay inspired n blessed. Kingfemi.

  1. Date: 10/19/2012 5:40:00 AM
    Vivid capture of a series events with startling language. Very well spoken!