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Anarchy On Our Hill

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Anarchy On Our Hill

Watching through the 
screen, 
A large-mouthed god 
flutters flag for the 
defeat in the ballot box 
And ordered the dove 
whose glory was stolen 
To seek haven in the 
external palms. 
What is constitutional 
council 
When truth has assumed 
the statue of the sun? 
What has big brother got 
to do with crown? 
When in a decade of 
baptism of cords and 
daggers, 
Authorities were offered 
to worms of economy. 
Now to suck the 
dissolved in our 
intestines? 
Kwashiorkor as highly 
ranked officers gave us 
order to eat cherub. 
Are we truly humans 
When nutritionists have 
seen the real 
Power of mal-nutrition 
on our bony bodies? 
Many avatars of the 
globe with grid 
Have anthologized 
words of peace,
But our callous god 
configured ears to the 
rhythm of violence. 



Now poses death 
arrogantly at our door, 
beating his chest 
gallantly 
And showcases his 
desperation through 
anger-veiled youths.
The menace of 
stammering musket 
stings no more fear to 
their angry souls; 
Men whose chest 
vibrates, have fled to 
arsenal 
To indicate their choice 
of weapons from the 
ecclesiastics of death. 
Feeble women have also 
sought refuge to avoid 
the traumatic services of 
beasts. 
This anarchy positioned 
on our hill  
Roars laughter to our 
reverie of external aid. 
Another civil war bangs 
at our ant-devoured 
doors with ivory of hope.
On the rope of despair, 
we all swing and await 
the decision of fate.


Globe with grid-Symbol 
of UN
On the political crisis in 
Ivory Coast  from 
November 2110 to April 
2011

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  1. Date: 1/9/2012 1:03:00 PM
    Congrats on reaching this stage. All the best in the contest Joseph.One Love~O.O.

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 11:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 7:50:00 AM
    Magnificent poem dear Osita. Very poignant, and filled with the type of descriptive imagery that can only make us imagine clearly the pitiable plight in Ivory Coast during the unrest. Congratulations on making it to the final round.

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 5:57:00 PM
    Congrats on your very worthy poem making it thru the first phase of Soup's contest!

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 5:23:00 PM
    Congrats on the feature. Vince

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 9:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Joseph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
    congrats Joseph on your featured poem this week on PS.. awesome one to share luv..

  1. Date: 8/8/2011 4:42:00 AM
    Very powerful piece Joseph and so well expressed..!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 3:16:00 PM
    thankxx Joseph for your encouraging words of comment on my contest entry luv..

  1. Date: 8/7/2011 2:10:00 PM
    Joey, I thought you were writing about the United States. We are have one political crisis after another here. I love the way you express your angst in this poem. I feel like I'm swinging on the "rope of despair." Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 3:15:00 PM
    supremely powerful and dramatic write Joseph on the state of the situation right now .. the indecision and economic woes without resolve ..fantastically penned luv..