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POETIC JUSTICE

Choked by the incense of poetic justice,
I volunteered to be slain for the betterment of humanity.
The paintings of my ink on white sheet were witnesses,
When in Abuja, I drew my poetic daggers,
Against a twin bomb blast that left separated Limbs of men bleed with acrimony.
Eyes wept with sympathy crawling down their cheeks
While our crown boast of a thousand solutions with no one in sight.
Poetic justice shall reign in Nigeria, I prayed

I handshake my communication god when it rang
And cling firmly my peripatetic poetic spirit,
To Didier's motherland, under the cloud of French stimulated Ivory,
I saw a goat-bearded-god mimic the suit of the stars and stripes.
And commands pagan's adoration of the sun upon his throne.
When scions of termites spit at the sight of our dead flesh.
I wept when hunger-lashed beggars’ union 
Cling on my feet for one CFA franc.
Poetic justice shall reign in Ivory Coast, I prayed

Under strong loyalty to tyrannical whipping with merciless rod.
I saw my brothers drip blood from the scars of yesterday.
Should religious fundamentalists be blamed?
When a star, firmly crucified on a sickle moon,
Grind the 'holy cross' people of the south.
While the big brother stood akimbo and watch vultures poke our intestines.
The referendum at hand smells secession success on my screen.
I pray for poetic justice in Sudan, Africa and the whole world.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 3:05:00 PM
    nice poem brother,and congrats on your wonderful win.you do naija proud,keep it up

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:07:00 PM
    Joseph, here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 international Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 7:16:00 AM
    "The referendum at hand smells secession success on my screen." I could taste the struggle. Top effort.

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 7:04:00 AM
    Congratulations, on your big win, Osita. God bless.

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:58:00 AM
    CONGRATULATIONS~~~~smile~~~~*-*jun-jun

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 7:21:00 PM
    Keep the green encased white flag flying, Love - Olusegun

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 11:16:00 PM
    Congratulations dear Osita on your honourable win. You do Nigeria proud. Such a great poem with much talent.

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:28:00 PM
    Congrats Joseph on your HM in PS International contest with this dynamic poetry luv.. kudos..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement,honorable .wonderful piece my brother...huuuuun..poetic justice in Africa....keep flying..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 4:03:00 PM
    Congratulations April, 2011 Honorable Mention Contest Winner! Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Many Congratulations Joseph on your finest of wins.So happy for you, truly well deserved for this intense and powerful write..Best wishes, gautami

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in PoetrySoup's International Poetry Contest Joseph. I am very happy for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:21:00 PM
    Definitely should have been in the top 5 the only profoundly necessary write...your pen is truely a sword..slash on! BIG congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:59:00 PM
    Congratulations Joseph on your big win.Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 11:13:00 AM
    Joseph, Great job! Congratulations on your great accomplishment. Enjoy the glory. Big smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 9:45:00 AM
    We are all praying for justice and this poem is so powerful, Joey. Delighted to see you winning Soup Admin's contest. Congratulations, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:22:00 AM
    Congratualtions Joseph on your great win!!! With Love, Pravs.

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:52:00 PM
    Powerful Free Verse, Joseph. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN in the Poetry Soup International Competition. Elaine

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Joseph. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 7:20:00 PM
    Amen to just retribution! and congrats on your poem's success in the first round, wishing you the best.

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